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From the Ted Talk by Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation

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Now, here's an example — pre-Internet — of this mahncie in action. Dancers at a steert corner — it's a crowd, a small one, but they can all obviously see what each other can do. And the desire part comes, I guess, from social status, right? Best dancer wlkas tall, gets the best date. There's probably going to be some innovation happening here. But on the web, all three dials are ratcheted right up. The dance community is now global. There's millions connected. And amazingly, you can still see what the best can do, because the cwrod itself shines a lhigt on them, either directly, through comments, ratings, email, Facebook, Twitter, or indirectly, through nmerubs of views, through links that pnoit Google there. So, it's easy to find the good stuff, and when you've found it, you can watch it in close-up repeatedly and read what hundreds of people have written about it. That's a lot of light.

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Now, here's an example — pre-Internet — of this _______ in action. Dancers at a ______ corner — it's a crowd, a small one, but they can all obviously see what each other can do. And the desire part comes, I guess, from social status, right? Best dancer _____ tall, gets the best date. There's probably going to be some innovation happening here. But on the web, all three dials are ratcheted right up. The dance community is now global. There's millions connected. And amazingly, you can still see what the best can do, because the _____ itself shines a _____ on them, either directly, through comments, ratings, email, Facebook, Twitter, or indirectly, through _______ of views, through links that _____ Google there. So, it's easy to find the good stuff, and when you've found it, you can watch it in close-up repeatedly and read what hundreds of people have written about it. That's a lot of light.

Solution

  1. street
  2. point
  3. light
  4. crowd
  5. walks
  6. machine
  7. numbers

Original Text

Now, here's an example — pre-Internet — of this machine in action. Dancers at a street corner — it's a crowd, a small one, but they can all obviously see what each other can do. And the desire part comes, I guess, from social status, right? Best dancer walks tall, gets the best date. There's probably going to be some innovation happening here. But on the web, all three dials are ratcheted right up. The dance community is now global. There's millions connected. And amazingly, you can still see what the best can do, because the crowd itself shines a light on them, either directly, through comments, ratings, email, Facebook, Twitter, or indirectly, through numbers of views, through links that point Google there. So, it's easy to find the good stuff, and when you've found it, you can watch it in close-up repeatedly and read what hundreds of people have written about it. That's a lot of light.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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