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