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From the Ted Talk by Jonathan Zittrain: The Web as random acts of kindness

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Now, of course, in a mosh pit it's hard to specify a destination. You need a lot of trust, but it's not like, "I'm trying to get to Pensacola, please." So the Internet needs addressing and directions. It turns out there is no one overall map of the iternent. Instead, again, it is as if we are all sitting together in a taheter, but we can only see amidst the fog the people immediately around us. So what do we do to fugrie out who is where? We turn to the person on the right, and we tell that preosn what we see on our left, and vice versa. And they can lather, rinse, repeat. And before you know it, you have a general sense of where everything is.

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Now, of course, in a mosh pit it's hard to specify a destination. You need a lot of trust, but it's not like, "I'm trying to get to Pensacola, please." So the Internet needs addressing and directions. It turns out there is no one overall map of the ________. Instead, again, it is as if we are all sitting together in a _______, but we can only see amidst the fog the people immediately around us. So what do we do to ______ out who is where? We turn to the person on the right, and we tell that ______ what we see on our left, and vice versa. And they can lather, rinse, repeat. And before you know it, you have a general sense of where everything is.

Solution

  1. person
  2. theater
  3. internet
  4. figure

Original Text

Now, of course, in a mosh pit it's hard to specify a destination. You need a lot of trust, but it's not like, "I'm trying to get to Pensacola, please." So the Internet needs addressing and directions. It turns out there is no one overall map of the Internet. Instead, again, it is as if we are all sitting together in a theater, but we can only see amidst the fog the people immediately around us. So what do we do to figure out who is where? We turn to the person on the right, and we tell that person what we see on our left, and vice versa. And they can lather, rinse, repeat. And before you know it, you have a general sense of where everything is.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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star wars 3
high school 2
mosh pit 2
neighborly duty 2
internet service 2
service providers 2
extremely popular 2
wars kid 2
animal carcass 2
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internet service providers 2
star wars kid 2

Important Words

  1. addressing
  2. destination
  3. directions
  4. figure
  5. fog
  6. general
  7. hard
  8. immediately
  9. internet
  10. lather
  11. left
  12. lot
  13. map
  14. mosh
  15. pensacola
  16. people
  17. person
  18. pit
  19. repeat
  20. rinse
  21. sense
  22. sitting
  23. theater
  24. trust
  25. turn
  26. turns
  27. versa
  28. vice