TEDTalk celebrates 1 Billion Views

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TEDTalk videos, the iconic 18-minute or less presentations from some of the world’s most remarkable people, have now been viewed more than one billion times. To celebrate the milestone, TED has teamed up with Mashable and iTunes to showcase curated TEDTalk playlists from notable members of the TED community, including Bill Gates, Bono and Ben Affleck.

Here are some of the playlists that you can check out starting today:

  • Bill Gates: 13 Talks That Expanded My Worldview
  • Ben Affleck: 8 Talks That Amazed Me
  • Glenn Close: The 5 TEDTalks That Most Moved Me
  • Reggie Watts: The 10 Talks That Most Boggled My Mind
  • Jill Bolte Taylor: 10 Talks on Human Nature

The non-profit organization’s digital footprint has humble beginnings, with the first six TEDTalks being posted online in June 2006, about a year after the debut of YouTube (and Mashable!)

Since then, TED has leveraged a network of more than 8,000 volunteers to translate 1,400+ TEDTalks into more than 90 languages, and extended the reach of its community through the thousands of independently organized TEDx events that occur each year. The organization has also recently expanded to include e-book publishing and online education through its TED-ed initiative.

TED executive producer of media June Cohen shared some of the secrets to TED’s digital success in a talk of her own at Mashable Connect earlier this year, which you can watch below: