Why you may see video view numbers change on some of our talks today

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Release updates
Why you may see video view numbers change on some of our talks today

Part of our work on TED 2.0 includes reevaluating how we measure things. Especially, video views.  ”Number of views” is a widely shared and aspired for metric, but there’s no real agreement on the Internet as to what should count as a “view.” We think it’s important that it be as accurate as possible, and are […]

How we picked Hidden Gems

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Editorial, New features
How we picked Hidden Gems

What, you ask, is a Hidden Gem? It’s the TED equivalent of a pearl in a clamshell. Our hidden gems are those stunningly good talks that for some reason didn’t go wildly viral — but that reward the viewer with a great, unexpected idea. And we know our audience loves to discover talks like this. […]

What’s new in Beta 4

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Release updates

Hello, world. Beta 4 went live today with a few of your new favorite things. First and foremost, literally speaking, the “favorite” feature is now available. Thanks for all your feedback that helped us nail it via #TEDBeta and hello@ted.com. We’ve also made profile pages for the TED Fellows and TED Translators available. Check out what […]

The people of TED.com

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Process, Release updates, User experience
The people of TED.com

Many people come to TED.com just to watch a talk. Many are repeat viewers, who want to leave comments and participate in conversations. Others who come to TED.com have an even deeper connection to the TED community — they’ve attended a conference (perhaps even multiples), they organize a TEDx event, are one of the thousands […]