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

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So what we see — (Laughter) what we see in this phenomenon is something that the crazed, late traffic engineer Hans Monderman discovered in the Netherlands, and here in South Kensington, that sometimes if you remove some of the ernxetal ruels and sgins and everything else, you can actually end up with a safer environment in which people can function, and one in which they are more human with each other. They're realizing that they have to take responsibility for what they do. And Wikipedia has ermcbaed this.

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So what we see — (Laughter) what we see in this phenomenon is something that the crazed, late traffic engineer Hans Monderman discovered in the Netherlands, and here in South Kensington, that sometimes if you remove some of the ________ _____ and _____ and everything else, you can actually end up with a safer environment in which people can function, and one in which they are more human with each other. They're realizing that they have to take responsibility for what they do. And Wikipedia has ________ this.

Solution

  1. signs
  2. embraced
  3. external
  4. rules

Original Text

So what we see — (Laughter) what we see in this phenomenon is something that the crazed, late traffic engineer Hans Monderman discovered in the Netherlands, and here in South Kensington, that sometimes if you remove some of the external rules and signs and everything else, you can actually end up with a safer environment in which people can function, and one in which they are more human with each other. They're realizing that they have to take responsibility for what they do. And Wikipedia has embraced this.

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Important Words

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  2. discovered
  3. embraced
  4. engineer
  5. environment
  6. external
  7. function
  8. hans
  9. human
  10. kensington
  11. late
  12. laughter
  13. monderman
  14. netherlands
  15. people
  16. phenomenon
  17. realizing
  18. remove
  19. responsibility
  20. rules
  21. safer
  22. signs
  23. south
  24. traffic
  25. wikipedia