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"From the Ted Talk by Giorgia Lupi: How we can find ourselves in data"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Stefanie and I sepnt one year collecting our data manually to froce us to focus on the nuances that computers cannot gather — or at least not yet — using data also to explore our minds and the words we use, and not only our activities. Like at week number three, where we tracked the "thank yous" we said and were rvieceed, and when I raeizeld that I thank mostly people that I don't know. Apparently I'm a compulsive thanker to waitresses and waiters, but I definitely don't thank enough the people who are close to me.

Open Cloze

Stefanie and I _____ one year collecting our data manually to _____ us to focus on the nuances that computers cannot gather — or at least not yet — using data also to explore our minds and the words we use, and not only our activities. Like at week number three, where we tracked the "thank yous" we said and were ________, and when I ________ that I thank mostly people that I don't know. Apparently I'm a compulsive thanker to waitresses and waiters, but I definitely don't thank enough the people who are close to me.

Solution

  1. realized
  2. received
  3. spent
  4. force

Original Text

Stefanie and I spent one year collecting our data manually to force us to focus on the nuances that computers cannot gather — or at least not yet — using data also to explore our minds and the words we use, and not only our activities. Like at week number three, where we tracked the "thank yous" we said and were received, and when I realized that I thank mostly people that I don't know. Apparently I'm a compulsive thanker to waitresses and waiters, but I definitely don't thank enough the people who are close to me.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
human nature 3
personal data 3

Important Words

  1. activities
  2. apparently
  3. close
  4. collecting
  5. compulsive
  6. computers
  7. data
  8. explore
  9. focus
  10. force
  11. gather
  12. manually
  13. minds
  14. nuances
  15. number
  16. people
  17. realized
  18. received
  19. spent
  20. stefanie
  21. thanker
  22. tracked
  23. waiters
  24. waitresses
  25. week
  26. words
  27. year