TED.com brings the bold ideas expressed at TED conferences online, free to anyone who wants to watch. Launched in 2007, the site offered an initial collection of 100 TED Talks. Today, more than 1200 talks find their home on the site, in addition to a slew of other content. TED.com is visited 15 million times each month, reaching users from more than 70 countries.
With a new talk posted every weekday, visitors to TED.com can watch, rate, comment on and share every talk. Our talks are housed on individual web pages, which also include an overview of the ideas expressed, a brief bio of the speaker and a hand-picked selection of related TED Talks called “What to Watch Next.” TED.com also features individual pages with more information about each speaker. In addition, talks are arranged for your viewing pleasure by themes such as "A Greener Future" and "Bold Predictions, Stern Warnings."
Talks aren’t just available in English on TED.com. Thanks to the nearly 10,000 volunteers who are a part of our Open Translation Project we are able to offer talks with subtitles and interactive transcripts in 92 languages. Any talk is available for translation, and these pro-bono transcripts can be found on individual talk pages through the function “Show Transcript.”
On nearly every day of the year, independently organized TEDx events take place in local communities all across the globe. TED.com is also the main hub for the expansive TEDx program. Through the TEDx sub-site, visitors can find events taking place near them on an interactive map, watch talks given at the myriad events they couldn’t attend and find all the resources needed for organizing their own TEDx event.
TED.com is also a great place for visitors to make connections with others who share their passion for ideas. TED.com has 700,000+ registered members and allows them to interact through the social media platform TED Conversations. TED Conversations allows community members to talk to each other and engage with notable TED speakers in conversations that -- for the first time on a social network -- have a time limit.
Finally, TED.com has its own thriving blog where visitors can head for latest news on TED Conferences, TED initiatives and TED speakers, as well as original content of interest to people fascinated by technology, entertainment, design, education, culture, health and global issues.