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From the Ted Talk by Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Flickr is a photo-sharing srvicee that allows people to take photos, upload them, share them over the Web and so forth. Recently, Flickr has added an additional fucnotin called tagging. Tagging was preoeiend by Delicious and Joshua sahcecthr. dceuilois is a social bnorkakmoig service. tigagng is a cooperative infrastructure answer to classification. Right? If I had given this talk last year, I couldn't do what I just did, because I couldn't have found those ptohos. But instead of saying, we need to hire a professional class of librarians to organize these photos once they're uploaded, Flickr simply turned over to the users the ability to characterize the photos. So, I was able to go in and draw down photos that had been tagged "Mermaid Parade." There were 3,100 photos taken by 118 photographers, all aggregated and then put under this nice, neat name, shown in reverse chronological order. And I was then able to go and rrvteiee them to give you that little slideshow.

Open Cloze

Flickr is a photo-sharing _______ that allows people to take photos, upload them, share them over the Web and so forth. Recently, Flickr has added an additional ________ called tagging. Tagging was _________ by Delicious and Joshua _________. _________ is a social ___________ service. _______ is a cooperative infrastructure answer to classification. Right? If I had given this talk last year, I couldn't do what I just did, because I couldn't have found those ______. But instead of saying, we need to hire a professional class of librarians to organize these photos once they're uploaded, Flickr simply turned over to the users the ability to characterize the photos. So, I was able to go in and draw down photos that had been tagged "Mermaid Parade." There were 3,100 photos taken by 118 photographers, all aggregated and then put under this nice, neat name, shown in reverse chronological order. And I was then able to go and ________ them to give you that little slideshow.

Solution

  1. tagging
  2. photos
  3. retrieve
  4. schachter
  5. function
  6. bookmarking
  7. pioneered
  8. delicious
  9. service

Original Text

Flickr is a photo-sharing service that allows people to take photos, upload them, share them over the Web and so forth. Recently, Flickr has added an additional function called tagging. Tagging was pioneered by Delicious and Joshua Schachter. Delicious is a social bookmarking service. Tagging is a cooperative infrastructure answer to classification. Right? If I had given this talk last year, I couldn't do what I just did, because I couldn't have found those photos. But instead of saying, we need to hire a professional class of librarians to organize these photos once they're uploaded, Flickr simply turned over to the users the ability to characterize the photos. So, I was able to go in and draw down photos that had been tagged "Mermaid Parade." There were 3,100 photos taken by 118 photographers, all aggregated and then put under this nice, neat name, shown in reverse chronological order. And I was then able to go and retrieve them to give you that little slideshow.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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