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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

Well, for a big clue, we turn to NANOG. The North American Network Operators _____, a group of people who, on a beautiful day outside, enter into a windowless room, at their _________ reading email and messages in fixed proportion font, like this, and they talk about ________. And some of them are mid-level employees at Internet _______ _________ around the world. And here is the message where one of them says, "Looks like we've got a live one. We have a hijacking of YouTube! This is not a _____. It's not just the cluelessness of YouTube engineers. I promise. Something is up in Pakistan." And they came together to help find the problem and fix it.

Solution

  1. providers
  2. networks
  3. drill
  4. terminals
  5. group
  6. service

Original Text

Well, for a big clue, we turn to NANOG. The North American Network Operators Group, a group of people who, on a beautiful day outside, enter into a windowless room, at their terminals reading email and messages in fixed proportion font, like this, and they talk about networks. And some of them are mid-level employees at Internet service providers around the world. And here is the message where one of them says, "Looks like we've got a live one. We have a hijacking of YouTube! This is not a drill. It's not just the cluelessness of YouTube engineers. I promise. Something is up in Pakistan." And they came together to help find the problem and fix it.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. american
  2. beautiful
  3. big
  4. clue
  5. cluelessness
  6. day
  7. drill
  8. email
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  10. engineers
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  12. find
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  15. font
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  17. hijacking
  18. internet
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  21. messages
  22. nanog
  23. network
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  25. north
  26. operators
  27. pakistan
  28. people
  29. problem
  30. promise
  31. proportion
  32. providers
  33. reading
  34. room
  35. service
  36. talk
  37. terminals
  38. turn
  39. windowless
  40. world
  41. youtube