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From the Ted Talk "Jonathan Zittrain: The Web as random acts of kindness"

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That leads to example rnuemb three: hitchhiking. I'm not so sure hkighhticin is dead. Why? There is the Craigslist rideshare board. If it were called the Craigslist hitchhiking board, tumbleweeds would be blowing through it. But it's the rideshare board, and it's basically the same thing. Now why are people using it? I don't know. Maybe they think that, uh, lrlskie don't alpn ahead? (Laughter) No. I think the actual answer is that once you reframe it, once you get out of one set of lseat expectations from a ifadel project that had its day, but now, for whatever reason, is tarnished, you can actually rekindle the kind of human kindness and sharing that something like this on Craigslist represents.

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That leads to example ______ three: hitchhiking. I'm not so sure ___________ is dead. Why? There is the Craigslist rideshare board. If it were called the Craigslist hitchhiking board, tumbleweeds would be blowing through it. But it's the rideshare board, and it's basically the same thing. Now why are people using it? I don't know. Maybe they think that, uh, _______ don't ____ ahead? (Laughter) No. I think the actual answer is that once you reframe it, once you get out of one set of _____ expectations from a ______ project that had its day, but now, for whatever reason, is tarnished, you can actually rekindle the kind of human kindness and sharing that something like this on Craigslist represents.

Solution

  1. hitchhiking
  2. number
  3. failed
  4. killers
  5. plan
  6. stale

Original Text

That leads to example number three: hitchhiking. I'm not so sure hitchhiking is dead. Why? There is the Craigslist rideshare board. If it were called the Craigslist hitchhiking board, tumbleweeds would be blowing through it. But it's the rideshare board, and it's basically the same thing. Now why are people using it? I don't know. Maybe they think that, uh, killers don't plan ahead? (Laughter) No. I think the actual answer is that once you reframe it, once you get out of one set of stale expectations from a failed project that had its day, but now, for whatever reason, is tarnished, you can actually rekindle the kind of human kindness and sharing that something like this on Craigslist represents.

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Important Words

  1. actual
  2. answer
  3. basically
  4. blowing
  5. board
  6. called
  7. craigslist
  8. day
  9. dead
  10. expectations
  11. failed
  12. hitchhiking
  13. human
  14. killers
  15. kind
  16. kindness
  17. laughter
  18. leads
  19. number
  20. people
  21. plan
  22. project
  23. reason
  24. reframe
  25. rekindle
  26. represents
  27. rideshare
  28. set
  29. sharing
  30. stale
  31. tarnished
  32. tumbleweeds
  33. uh