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From the Ted Talk by Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Why does this matetr? It matters to me because I think we're setting ourselves up for trouble — trouble certainly in how we relate to each other, but also tlobure in how we relate to ourselves and our cpatiacy for self-reflection. We're getting used to a new way of being alone together. People want to be with each other, but also elsewhere — connected to all the different places they want to be. People want to customize their lives. They want to go in and out of all the places they are because the thing that matters most to them is control over where they put their attention. So you want to go to that board meeting, but you only want to pay attention to the bits that interest you. And some people think that's a good thing. But you can end up hiding from each other, even as we're all constantly ceotncend to each other.

Open Cloze

Why does this ______? It matters to me because I think we're setting ourselves up for trouble — trouble certainly in how we relate to each other, but also _______ in how we relate to ourselves and our ________ for self-reflection. We're getting used to a new way of being alone together. People want to be with each other, but also elsewhere — connected to all the different places they want to be. People want to customize their lives. They want to go in and out of all the places they are because the thing that matters most to them is control over where they put their attention. So you want to go to that board meeting, but you only want to pay attention to the bits that interest you. And some people think that's a good thing. But you can end up hiding from each other, even as we're all constantly _________ to each other.

Solution

  1. connected
  2. matter
  3. trouble
  4. capacity

Original Text

Why does this matter? It matters to me because I think we're setting ourselves up for trouble — trouble certainly in how we relate to each other, but also trouble in how we relate to ourselves and our capacity for self-reflection. We're getting used to a new way of being alone together. People want to be with each other, but also elsewhere — connected to all the different places they want to be. People want to customize their lives. They want to go in and out of all the places they are because the thing that matters most to them is control over where they put their attention. So you want to go to that board meeting, but you only want to pay attention to the bits that interest you. And some people think that's a good thing. But you can end up hiding from each other, even as we're all constantly connected to each other.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
wired magazine 2
full attention 2

Important Words

  1. attention
  2. bits
  3. board
  4. capacity
  5. connected
  6. constantly
  7. control
  8. customize
  9. good
  10. hiding
  11. interest
  12. lives
  13. matter
  14. matters
  15. meeting
  16. pay
  17. people
  18. places
  19. put
  20. relate
  21. setting
  22. trouble