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Best of the Web

From lectures at little-known forums to famous speeches that made history, our "Best of the Web" collection features talks that come from all over the Web -- not just TED or TED's partner conferences -- so long as the video is available for free, and so long as the talk meets our most important benchmark: that it's an Idea Worth Spreading.

Our Best of the Web collection includes a large variety of great talks on technology, entertainment, design and all the other topics you can find on TED.com.

We actively seek out great talks and performances, but we also want your help! We hope you'll forward us any gem you think we should include in the collection -- no matter how obscure or well-known it is. Email us with "Best of the Web suggestion" in the subject line, and a link to where the talk can be seen.

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Play_botw_iconTim Birkhead: The early birdwatchers

Tim Birkhead: The early birdwatchers

28:10 Posted: Sep 2010

Views: 107,598 | Comments: 37

Play_botw_iconSeth Godin: This is broken

Seth Godin: This is broken

20:14 Posted: Sep 2010

Views: 889,854 | Comments: 232

Play_botw_iconJeremy Rifkin: The empathic civilization

Jeremy Rifkin: The empathic civilization

10:39 Posted: Aug 2010

Views: 484,320 | Comments: 401

Play_botw_iconDiane J. Savino: The case for same-sex marriage

Diane J. Savino: The case for same-sex marriage

07:33 Posted: Aug 2010

Views: 268,321 | Comments: 667

Play_botw_iconJeff Bezos: What matters more than your talents

Jeff Bezos: What matters more than your talents

18:44 Posted: Jul 2010

Views: 583,210 | Comments: 215

Play_botw_iconViktor Frankl: Why believe in others

Viktor Frankl: Why believe in others

04:22 Posted: May 2010

Views: 858,823 | Comments: 362

Play_botw_iconEric Whitacre: A choir as big as the Internet

Eric Whitacre: A choir as big as the Internet

04:15 Posted: Apr 2010

Views: 388,066 | Comments: 150

Play_botw_iconJesse Schell: When games invade real life

Jesse Schell: When games invade real life

28:19 Posted: Apr 2010

Views: 436,652 | Comments: 362

Play_botw_iconPatsy Rodenburg: Why I do theater

Patsy Rodenburg: Why I do theater

06:47 Posted: Mar 2010

Views: 152,953 | Comments: 68

Play_botw_iconDouglas Adams: Parrots, the universe and everything

Douglas Adams: Parrots, the universe and everything

87:36 Posted: Mar 2010

Views: 451,086 | Comments: 93

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