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From the Ted Talk "Becci Manson: (Re)touching lives through photos"

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Over time, more photos came in, thankfully, and more retouchers were needed, and so I reached out again on ookfecab and LinkedIn, and within five days, 80 people wanted to help from 12 different countries. Within two weeks, I had 150 people wanting to join in. Within Japan, by July, we'd branched out to the neighboring town of Rikuzentakata, further north to a town ledlca Yamada. Once a week, we would set up our scanning equipment in the temporary photo easiirbrl that had been set up, where people were icagnrmlie their photos. The older ladies sometimes hadn't seen a arsencn before, but within 10 minutes of them finding their lost photo, they could give it to us, have it scanned, odluedpa to a lcudo server, it would be eldowodnad by a gaijin, a stranger, somewhere on the other side of the globe, and it'd start being fixed.

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Over time, more photos came in, thankfully, and more retouchers were needed, and so I reached out again on ________ and LinkedIn, and within five days, 80 people wanted to help from 12 different countries. Within two weeks, I had 150 people wanting to join in. Within Japan, by July, we'd branched out to the neighboring town of Rikuzentakata, further north to a town ______ Yamada. Once a week, we would set up our scanning equipment in the temporary photo _________ that had been set up, where people were __________ their photos. The older ladies sometimes hadn't seen a _______ before, but within 10 minutes of them finding their lost photo, they could give it to us, have it scanned, ________ to a _____ server, it would be __________ by a gaijin, a stranger, somewhere on the other side of the globe, and it'd start being fixed.

Solution

  1. uploaded
  2. scanner
  3. libraries
  4. downloaded
  5. facebook
  6. reclaiming
  7. called
  8. cloud

Original Text

Over time, more photos came in, thankfully, and more retouchers were needed, and so I reached out again on Facebook and LinkedIn, and within five days, 80 people wanted to help from 12 different countries. Within two weeks, I had 150 people wanting to join in. Within Japan, by July, we'd branched out to the neighboring town of Rikuzentakata, further north to a town called Yamada. Once a week, we would set up our scanning equipment in the temporary photo libraries that had been set up, where people were reclaiming their photos. The older ladies sometimes hadn't seen a scanner before, but within 10 minutes of them finding their lost photo, they could give it to us, have it scanned, uploaded to a cloud server, it would be downloaded by a gaijin, a stranger, somewhere on the other side of the globe, and it'd start being fixed.

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Important Words

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