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"From the Ted Talk by Johanna Blakley: Social media and the end of gender"

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So you may be asking, well why is it important that I know what entertains people? Why should I know this? Of course, old media companies and advertisers need to know this. But my argument is that, if you want to understand the global village, it's probably a good idea that you figure out what they're psosniaate about, what aeumss them, what they chsooe to do in their free time. This is a very important thing to know about people. I've spent most of my psoiserafonl life researching media and entertainment and its impact on people's lives. And I do it not just because it's fun — though actually, it is really fun — but also because our resercah has shown over and over again that entertainment and play have a huge impact on people's lives — for instance, on their political beliefs and on their hleath. And so, if you have any itnerest in understanding the world, looking at how people amuse themselves is a really good way to start.

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So you may be asking, well why is it important that I know what entertains people? Why should I know this? Of course, old media companies and advertisers need to know this. But my argument is that, if you want to understand the global village, it's probably a good idea that you figure out what they're __________ about, what ______ them, what they ______ to do in their free time. This is a very important thing to know about people. I've spent most of my ____________ life researching media and entertainment and its impact on people's lives. And I do it not just because it's fun — though actually, it is really fun — but also because our ________ has shown over and over again that entertainment and play have a huge impact on people's lives — for instance, on their political beliefs and on their ______. And so, if you have any ________ in understanding the world, looking at how people amuse themselves is a really good way to start.

Solution

  1. research
  2. health
  3. choose
  4. interest
  5. amuses
  6. professional
  7. passionate

Original Text

So you may be asking, well why is it important that I know what entertains people? Why should I know this? Of course, old media companies and advertisers need to know this. But my argument is that, if you want to understand the global village, it's probably a good idea that you figure out what they're passionate about, what amuses them, what they choose to do in their free time. This is a very important thing to know about people. I've spent most of my professional life researching media and entertainment and its impact on people's lives. And I do it not just because it's fun — though actually, it is really fun — but also because our research has shown over and over again that entertainment and play have a huge impact on people's lives — for instance, on their political beliefs and on their health. And so, if you have any interest in understanding the world, looking at how people amuse themselves is a really good way to start.

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