10 Most Popular TED Talks From TED2013

It is pretty easy to determine the most popular TED Talks of all time.  To see the ranking on TED.com, click here.   You can also see a mostly overlapping list on YouTube by clicking here.  However, I was curious which were the most popular talks to emerge from TED2013.  That took a bit more work.  Without further commentary, here is the list as of March 23, 2013 ranked by number of views.

 

#1  Amanda Palmer – The Art of Asking

 

#2 Shane Koyczan – ‘To this day”… for the bullied and beautiful

 

#3 Allan Savory – How to Green the World’s Deserts and Reverse Climate Change

 

#4 Ron Finley – A Guerilla Gardner in South Central LA

 

#5 Edith Widder – How We Found the Giant Squid

 

#6 Sugata Mitra – Build a School in the Cloud

 

#7 Dan Pallotta – The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong

 

#8 Bono – The Good News on Poverty (Yes, There’s Good News)

 

#9 Danny Hillis – The Internet Could Crash. We Need a Plan B.

 

#10  Elon Musk – The Mind Behind Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity