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From the Ted Talk by Clay Shirky: How social media can make history

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

But that's not the really crazy change that we're living in the middle of. The really crazy ______ is here: it's the fact that they are no ______ disconnected from each other, the fact that former _________ are now producers, the fact that the audience can talk directly to one another; because there is a lot more amateurs than professionals, and because the size of the network, the complexity of the network is actually the square of the number of ____________, _______ that the network, when it grows large, grows very, very large.

Solution

  1. longer
  2. consumers
  3. change
  4. participants
  5. meaning

Original Text

But that's not the really crazy change that we're living in the middle of. The really crazy change is here: it's the fact that they are no longer disconnected from each other, the fact that former consumers are now producers, the fact that the audience can talk directly to one another; because there is a lot more amateurs than professionals, and because the size of the network, the complexity of the network is actually the square of the number of participants, meaning that the network, when it grows large, grows very, very large.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

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obama campaign 3
voter suppression 2
creating conversations 2
creating groups 2
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twentieth century 2
big change 2
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pointing people 2
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media environment 2

Important Words

  1. amateurs
  2. audience
  3. change
  4. complexity
  5. consumers
  6. crazy
  7. disconnected
  8. fact
  9. grows
  10. large
  11. living
  12. longer
  13. lot
  14. meaning
  15. middle
  16. network
  17. number
  18. participants
  19. producers
  20. professionals
  21. size
  22. square
  23. talk