Visualizing topics on


I spent a quiet weekend analyzing all of the amazing content on TED. I’ve followed the site for a long time, and they have evolved over the years. On of the things that interested me was

What is it that speakers on TED talk about?

Well, now you know. Thanks to the amazing folks at Wordle and the excellent editing and curating done by the folks behind TED, here is a word cloud of all the topics listed on TED. This is current as of September 2015, the various TED Conferences have been removed, and each topic is weighted by the number of talks. So, you have a lot more talks on “Global issues”, than say on “Medicine”.


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