Welcome TED.com's 10,000th member

This week marks the one-year anniversary of TEDTalks — a year ago this Wednesday, our first five talks went live on TED.com. Since that time, more than 5 million people have seen a TEDTalk, either via TED.com, on this blog, through our video partners such as Google Video and YouTube — or through re-posting on another blog. Truly, these are ideas worth spreading.

And today, we’re set to welcome our 10,000th TED.com member. As of this minute, we’re at user number 9,996, and probably within the next hour, someone will be the 10,000th person to join our free online community of people who want to learn and share new ideas. Welcome all!