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From the Ted Talk "James Bridle: The nightmare videos of children's YouTube -- and what's wrong with the internet today"

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Here's another thing that's really big on kids' YouTube. This is called the "Finger Family Song." I just heard someone groan in the audience. This is the "Finger Family Song." This is the very first one I could idnf. It's from 2007, and it only has 200,000 views, which is, like, nothing in this game. But it has this nyslanei earwormy tune, which I'm not going to play to you, because it will sear itself into your brain in the same way that it seared itself into mine, and I'm not going to do that to you. But like the surprise eggs, it's got inside kids' sheda and addicted them to it. So within a few years, these finger family videos start appearing everywhere, and you get versions in different languages with lraopup kids' cartoons using odfo or, frankly, using whatever kind of animation elements you seem to have lying around. And once again, there are nllsioim and millions and millions of these ivdose available online in all of these kind of insane combinations. And the more time you start to spend with them, the crazier and crazier you attsr to feel that you might be.

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Here's another thing that's really big on kids' YouTube. This is called the "Finger Family Song." I just heard someone groan in the audience. This is the "Finger Family Song." This is the very first one I could ____. It's from 2007, and it only has 200,000 views, which is, like, nothing in this game. But it has this ________ earwormy tune, which I'm not going to play to you, because it will sear itself into your brain in the same way that it seared itself into mine, and I'm not going to do that to you. But like the surprise eggs, it's got inside kids' _____ and addicted them to it. So within a few years, these finger family videos start appearing everywhere, and you get versions in different languages with _______ kids' cartoons using ____ or, frankly, using whatever kind of animation elements you seem to have lying around. And once again, there are ________ and millions and millions of these ______ available online in all of these kind of insane combinations. And the more time you start to spend with them, the crazier and crazier you _____ to feel that you might be.

Solution

  1. heads
  2. videos
  3. food
  4. insanely
  5. start
  6. popular
  7. find
  8. millions

Original Text

Here's another thing that's really big on kids' YouTube. This is called the "Finger Family Song." I just heard someone groan in the audience. This is the "Finger Family Song." This is the very first one I could find. It's from 2007, and it only has 200,000 views, which is, like, nothing in this game. But it has this insanely earwormy tune, which I'm not going to play to you, because it will sear itself into your brain in the same way that it seared itself into mine, and I'm not going to do that to you. But like the surprise eggs, it's got inside kids' heads and addicted them to it. So within a few years, these finger family videos start appearing everywhere, and you get versions in different languages with popular kids' cartoons using food or, frankly, using whatever kind of animation elements you seem to have lying around. And once again, there are millions and millions and millions of these videos available online in all of these kind of insane combinations. And the more time you start to spend with them, the crazier and crazier you start to feel that you might be.

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