TED Talks just announced a complete reorganization of their site, and it’s far more accessible than it had been previously.
There are lots of good things about the redesign. However, the part I like best is the organization of the TEDx talks. Those are independently-organized forums around the world, and there are zillions of talks that occur at them. They are now organized by topic (for example, here are all the ones related to education). Having them searchable this way will be very helpful.
Charlie Rose did a segment on TED Talks tonight on 60 Minutes. I’ve embedded the video below. You can read the transcript at CBS News here and see segments that didn’t make the final cut. I actually think those (including one on criticism it receives) are more interesting then what they showed on television. TED Talks also published a blog post about the show.
ideas.TED.com is built to celebrate this: to track ideas that began decades ago and are now forging our current reality. And to follow new ideas that are still little more than crazy thoughts in their inventors’ heads.
Our goal is to provide useful context, relevant backstories and fresh, thought-provoking ways of looking at ongoing challenges. We’ll provide a smart, friendly space for discussion of the issues worth discussing.