TED.com is a platform dedicated to spreading ideas through short, powerful talks known as TED Talks. TED stands for “Technology, Entertainment, Design,” reflecting the wide range of topics covered on the platform. Originally started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment, and design converged, TED has evolved into a global movement addressing almost every topic imaginable – from science to art to global issues.

The talks on TED.com are renowned for being inspiring, enlightening, and often innovative. They provide insights into the work and thoughts of leading thinkers, scientists, artists, politicians, entrepreneurs, and others. Speakers present complex ideas in an accessible and often entertaining way, making TED a popular source for education and inspiration.

Key characteristics of TED Talks include:

Brevity: Most talks are limited to 18 minutes or less, encouraging concise and focused presentations of ideas.

Diverse Topics: From artistic creativity to scientific breakthroughs to social challenges, TED Talks cover a broad spectrum.

Accessibility: TED Talks are freely available online, making them accessible to a global audience.

Commitment to Education: TED also initiates projects like TED-Ed, a platform providing educational content for teachers and students.