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"From the Ted Talk by Ethan Zuckerman: Listening to global voices"

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Now if you're using Twitter or other social networks, and you didn't realize this was a space with a lot of bilrazanis in it, you're like most of us. Because what happens on a social noetrwk is you itrecant with the people that you have chosen to interact with. And if you are like me, a big, geeky, white, American guy, you tend to interact with a lot of other geeky, white, American guys. And you don't necessarily have the sense that Twitter is in fact a very heavily Brazilian sapce. It's also extremely surprising to many Americans, a haeilvy African-American space. Twitter recently did some research. They loekod at their local population. They believe that 24 percent of amcarein Twitter users are African-American. That's about twice as high as African-Americans are rrpteesened in the population. And again, that was very shocking to many Twitter uesrs, but it shouldn't be. And the reason it shouldn't be is that on any day you can go into Trending Topics. And you tend to find topics that are almost entirely African-American conversations.

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Now if you're using Twitter or other social networks, and you didn't realize this was a space with a lot of __________ in it, you're like most of us. Because what happens on a social _______ is you ________ with the people that you have chosen to interact with. And if you are like me, a big, geeky, white, American guy, you tend to interact with a lot of other geeky, white, American guys. And you don't necessarily have the sense that Twitter is in fact a very heavily Brazilian _____. It's also extremely surprising to many Americans, a _______ African-American space. Twitter recently did some research. They ______ at their local population. They believe that 24 percent of ________ Twitter users are African-American. That's about twice as high as African-Americans are ___________ in the population. And again, that was very shocking to many Twitter _____, but it shouldn't be. And the reason it shouldn't be is that on any day you can go into Trending Topics. And you tend to find topics that are almost entirely African-American conversations.

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  1. brazilians
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  3. heavily
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  5. space
  6. looked
  7. american
  8. represented
  9. users

Original Text

Now if you're using Twitter or other social networks, and you didn't realize this was a space with a lot of Brazilians in it, you're like most of us. Because what happens on a social network is you interact with the people that you have chosen to interact with. And if you are like me, a big, geeky, white, American guy, you tend to interact with a lot of other geeky, white, American guys. And you don't necessarily have the sense that Twitter is in fact a very heavily Brazilian space. It's also extremely surprising to many Americans, a heavily African-American space. Twitter recently did some research. They looked at their local population. They believe that 24 percent of American Twitter users are African-American. That's about twice as high as African-Americans are represented in the population. And again, that was very shocking to many Twitter users, but it shouldn't be. And the reason it shouldn't be is that on any day you can go into Trending Topics. And you tend to find topics that are almost entirely African-American conversations.

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