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From the Ted Talk "Kirk Citron: And now, the real news"

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We are drowning in news. Reuters alone puts out three and a half million news stories a year. That's just one ______. My ________ is: How many of those stories are actually going to ______ in the long run? That's the idea behind The Long News. It's a project by The Long Now Foundation, which was founded by TEDsters including _____ Kelly and Stewart _____. And what we're looking for is news stories that might still matter 50 or 100 or 10,000 years from now. And when you look at the news through that filter, a lot falls by the wayside.

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  4. kevin
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Original Text

We are drowning in news. Reuters alone puts out three and a half million news stories a year. That's just one source. My question is: How many of those stories are actually going to matter in the long run? That's the idea behind The Long News. It's a project by The Long Now Foundation, which was founded by TEDsters including Kevin Kelly and Stewart Brand. And what we're looking for is news stories that might still matter 50 or 100 or 10,000 years from now. And when you look at the news through that filter, a lot falls by the wayside.

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