How to design the ultimate TEDTalk with statistics

Sebastian Wernicke turns the tools of statistical analysis on TEDTalks, to come up with a metric for creating “the optimum TEDTalk” based on user ratings. How do you rate it?

Readers may have noticed I’m a fan of most of the TEDTalks especially those about science in it’s broad sense and as far as these talks cover topics of interests to me. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TEDTalks covers topics as science, business, evelopment and the arts