The TED Community is going mainstream. At TED2008, I remember talking with the director of a California public TV station about the possibility of airing TEDTalks. Now it’s a reality. The Open TV Project brings TED conference talks to television stations worldwide, at no cost. TED’s Media Producer June Cohen says, “…in particular, TV is a very effective way to reach the developing world, where low internet penetration and slow connections make online video impractical. But most important, the Open TV Project continues TED’s guiding philosophy of radical openness.”
On a related note, just this week TED celebrated 250,000,000 video views. In honor of this remarkable achievement, allow me to present the most popular TEDTalk of all time. Jill’s talk has now been translated by the TED Community into 37 languages. The first time I put this video on my blog, two years ago, it generated over 300 comments. Apparently, my post went viral on Stumble Upon.