Majority of the popularity came from Ted Talks. This is the audio-video podcast series. There is a playlist of the best lectures selected from TED conferences around the world. Which is released online in 2006. And if you want, you can inspire yourself by watching Ted Talks videos from any country at home. You can know the unknown, maybe even get answers to your various questions.
The first 6 videos of Ted are uploaded to the internet in the Ted Talks series! Unbelievable but true that in just two months, its views exceeded one million in September alone. By 2006, the Ted Talks series was the main reason for Ted’s popularity. Basically, Ted Talks has acted as a “global access” for famous philosophers, thinkers and leaders to come near them while sitting at home.
Well, Ted is basically from Canada & the United States. Now we want to see Ted Talks, Ah! If only I could participate in a Ted Talks event. I used to sit face to face and listen to all the brave stories with a wonder! How good it would be! But is it possible for us to go this far? So that was the beginning of Ted X.
Here x means x = Independently organized TED event.
TED does not directly monitor such events. Suppose you want to organize an event like Ted on your campus. So what to do, get a permission license from TED. Ted doesn’t have to pay for this. Then you can independently become the organizer of the Ted event. Ted X events are organized in different countries of the world. Even in our neighbouring country India, it is happening regularly. It is also in Pakistan. And more or less happening in Bangladesh. North-South, BUET has organized once / twice. Recently an event took place in Gulshan.
Basically, this is a way to get Ted to the grassroots. Now the thing is, who is the guest speaker here that we organize locally? Famous and successful people from their respective areas usually participate as a speaker.
This one is my personal favourite! Want to know something? We want to know why we are depressed. Why do you need a good night’s sleep? Want to know what excessive stress harms the body? Want tips on writing details? Or thinking who are you by being philosophical? How is your evolution?
Then close your eyes and go to the Ted-Ed YouTube channel. You will know all the answers. Everything will be informed through animation in just 4/5 minutes or less! Isn’t it very interesting!
When you are sitting at home suffering from depression and don’t know why you are depressed, you don’t know the side effects, then I think it is an antidote.
Ted-Ed started his journey in 2012. Yet almost every day a lot of funny, instructive videos are uploaded.
When I sit down and listen to the story of Muniba Mazari surviving a horrific accident and becoming a wonderful painter despite her paralysis, or the story of another beautiful woman like Lisi Valsakage, or the story behind Shah Rukh Khan’s becoming Shah Rukh Khan and the people’s deep love for him. When I hear or see someone like me fighting for education, I don’t like my own disease anymore. When I get thousands of basic ideas from these 16-minute (or less) lectures, my disease of ‘not feeling good’ get cured. Animated videos with philosophical theories like “Who am I” act like medicine. Then I like everything.
Sometimes there is a need for motivation. There is also a need to spread the idea. At least we can get out of the vicious circle of ‘not feeling good’ and start a new day by using new ideas ourselves!