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"From the Ted Talk by Markham Nolan: How to separate fact and fiction online"

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To give an example of how we rely on the audience, on the 5th of September in Costa Rica, an earthquake hit. It was a 7.6 mtduganie. It was fairly big. And 60 seconds is the auonmt of time it took for it to travel 250 kreotlimes to mnauaga. So the ground sohok in Managua 60 seconds after it hit the epcenetir. Thirty seconds later, the first message went onto Twitter, and this was someone saying "temblor," which means earthquake. So 60 sencdos was how long it took for the physical earthquake to travel. Thirty seconds later news of that earthquake had traveled all around the world, instantly. Everyone in the world, hypothetically, had the potential to know that an earthquake was happening in Managua. And that hnpaeped because this one person had a documentary instinct, which was to post a status update, which is what we all do now, so if something happens, we put our status utpade, or we post a photo, we post a video, and it all goes up into the cloud in a constant stream.

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To give an example of how we rely on the audience, on the 5th of September in Costa Rica, an earthquake hit. It was a 7.6 _________. It was fairly big. And 60 seconds is the ______ of time it took for it to travel 250 __________ to _______. So the ground _____ in Managua 60 seconds after it hit the _________. Thirty seconds later, the first message went onto Twitter, and this was someone saying "temblor," which means earthquake. So 60 _______ was how long it took for the physical earthquake to travel. Thirty seconds later news of that earthquake had traveled all around the world, instantly. Everyone in the world, hypothetically, had the potential to know that an earthquake was happening in Managua. And that ________ because this one person had a documentary instinct, which was to post a status update, which is what we all do now, so if something happens, we put our status ______, or we post a photo, we post a video, and it all goes up into the cloud in a constant stream.

Solution

  1. update
  2. magnitude
  3. happened
  4. epicenter
  5. shook
  6. kilometers
  7. managua
  8. seconds
  9. amount

Original Text

To give an example of how we rely on the audience, on the 5th of September in Costa Rica, an earthquake hit. It was a 7.6 magnitude. It was fairly big. And 60 seconds is the amount of time it took for it to travel 250 kilometers to Managua. So the ground shook in Managua 60 seconds after it hit the epicenter. Thirty seconds later, the first message went onto Twitter, and this was someone saying "temblor," which means earthquake. So 60 seconds was how long it took for the physical earthquake to travel. Thirty seconds later news of that earthquake had traveled all around the world, instantly. Everyone in the world, hypothetically, had the potential to know that an earthquake was happening in Managua. And that happened because this one person had a documentary instinct, which was to post a status update, which is what we all do now, so if something happens, we put our status update, or we post a photo, we post a video, and it all goes up into the cloud in a constant stream.

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