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From the Ted Talk by Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And the thing is, we've actually been here before as a society. In 1915, it's not like newspapers were sweating a lot about their civic responsibilities. Then people nieoctd that they were doing something really important. That, in fact, you couldn't have a functioning democracy if cteiznis didn't get a good flow of information, that the newspapers were critical because they were acntig as the filter, and then journalistic ecthis developed. It wasn't perfect, but it got us through the last century. And so now, we're kind of back in 1915 on the Web. And we need the new gatekeepers to eocnde that kind of responsibility into the code that they're writing.

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And the thing is, we've actually been here before as a society. In 1915, it's not like newspapers were sweating a lot about their civic responsibilities. Then people _______ that they were doing something really important. That, in fact, you couldn't have a functioning democracy if ________ didn't get a good flow of information, that the newspapers were critical because they were ______ as the filter, and then journalistic ______ developed. It wasn't perfect, but it got us through the last century. And so now, we're kind of back in 1915 on the Web. And we need the new gatekeepers to ______ that kind of responsibility into the code that they're writing.

Solution

  1. citizens
  2. encode
  3. noticed
  4. acting
  5. ethics

Original Text

And the thing is, we've actually been here before as a society. In 1915, it's not like newspapers were sweating a lot about their civic responsibilities. Then people noticed that they were doing something really important. That, in fact, you couldn't have a functioning democracy if citizens didn't get a good flow of information, that the newspapers were critical because they were acting as the filter, and then journalistic ethics developed. It wasn't perfect, but it got us through the last century. And so now, we're kind of back in 1915 on the Web. And we need the new gatekeepers to encode that kind of responsibility into the code that they're writing.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. acting
  2. century
  3. citizens
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  28. society
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  30. web
  31. writing