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TEDxt Talks

TED was founded by Richard Saul Wurman and Harry Marks in 1984 and now it’s one of the most interesting sites ever. In TED you can find hundreds of video conferences about a wide range of topics, from design to science or music. But always presenting the ideas in an innovative and engaging ways. And all talks for free viewing online, under a Creative Commons license. Wonderful place… thanks TED!.

TED means Technology Entertainment and Design, but to be sure lets count words…. I took the text of 796 TED conferences and, in this case, remove 500 most frequently used English words. To ensure having only the most representative words. Then I spread all those words over a portrait of one of the founders, Richard Saul. The size of the words is proportional to the number of times the word appears.

The first ones: around (1931), human (1830), design (1544)… nice combination! :-)

Next ones: sort (1481), create (1390), system (1389), percent (1377), technology (1364), another (1348), important (1348), thank (1323), today (1274), million (1215), bit (1174), understand (1171), kids (1070), computer (1053), brain (1021), nature (1014), believe (1004), experience (1001), become (981), guy (979), dollars (941), organization (935), space (910), maybe (900), away (884), everything (877), sense (859), ok (837), basically (836), stuff (836), reason (833), project (831), africa (825), universe (824), planet (796), probably (793), quite (788), hope (758), energy (754), imagine (743), information (733), data (715), pretty (712), process (705), anything (702), company (698), future (698), months (684), billion (679), case (676), happy (670), moment (641), bad (631)…

I can digg a lot of information about the evolution of these words in time, so perhaps I will come back in the future with more TED stuff.

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Oh!, and Happy New Year!.