State of the X: Stats on TEDxTalks in September

Last month 570 great new talks were added to our library. Below, more stats on TEDxTalks in September and of all time:

TEDxTalks by the numbers: September

570 new talks added to the TEDxTalks library
2.9 million views of the TEDxTalks YouTube channel and the TEDxTalks website
5 talks featured on TED.com
800,000 views of those TEDxTalks featured on TED.com in September

TEDxTalks by the numbers: All time

19,900 TEDxTalks
54.7 million views of the TEDxTalks on the YouTube channel and the TEDxTalks website
196 talks featured on TED.com
97 million views of the TEDxTalks featured on TED.com

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The huge number of talks in our library can be overwhelming, but if you focus on just a few, you can uncover surprising connections. Here are two that were featured on TED.com in September:

Bandi Mbubi: Demand a fair trade cell phone
Your mobile phone, computer and game console have a bloody past — tied to tantalum mining, which funds the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Drawing on his personal story, activist and refugee Bandi Mbubi gives a stirring call to action. (Filmed at TEDxExeter.)


Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs?
Robots and algorithms are getting good at jobs like building cars, writing articles, translating — jobs that once required a human. So what will we humans do for work? Andrew McAfee walks through recent labor data to say: We ain’t seen nothing yet. But then he steps back to look at big history, and comes up with a surprising and even thrilling view of what comes next. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)

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