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From the Ted Talk "Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

There's a guy in the I.T. department of the ____ of Honolulu who saw this app and realized that he could use it, not for ____, but to get citizens to adopt tsunami sirens. It's very _________ that these tsunami sirens work, but people steal the _________ out of them. So he's getting citizens to check on them. And then Seattle decided to use it to get citizens to clear out clogged _____ drains. And Chicago just rolled it out to get people to sign up to shovel sidewalks when it snows. So we now know of nine cities that are planning to use this. And this has spread just frictionlessly, ___________, naturally.

Solution

  1. city
  2. organically
  3. snow
  4. batteries
  5. important
  6. storm

Original Text

There's a guy in the I.T. department of the City of Honolulu who saw this app and realized that he could use it, not for snow, but to get citizens to adopt tsunami sirens. It's very important that these tsunami sirens work, but people steal the batteries out of them. So he's getting citizens to check on them. And then Seattle decided to use it to get citizens to clear out clogged storm drains. And Chicago just rolled it out to get people to sign up to shovel sidewalks when it snows. So we now know of nine cities that are planning to use this. And this has spread just frictionlessly, organically, naturally.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
citizens connect 3
call center 3

Important Words

  1. adopt
  2. app
  3. batteries
  4. check
  5. chicago
  6. cities
  7. citizens
  8. city
  9. clear
  10. clogged
  11. decided
  12. department
  13. drains
  14. frictionlessly
  15. guy
  16. honolulu
  17. important
  18. naturally
  19. organically
  20. people
  21. planning
  22. realized
  23. rolled
  24. seattle
  25. shovel
  26. sidewalks
  27. sign
  28. sirens
  29. snow
  30. snows
  31. spread
  32. steal
  33. storm
  34. tsunami
  35. work