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From the Ted Talk by Amanda Palmer: The art of asking

Unscramble the Blue Letters

For most of human history, musicians, artists, they've been part of the community. Connectors and oerpnes, not untouchable stras. Celebrity is about a lot of people loving you from a distance, but the Internet and the content that we're freely able to share on it are taking us back. It's about a few people lnviog you up cosle and about those people being enough. So a lot of people are confused by the idea of no hard sticker price. They see it as an unpredictable risk, but the things I've done, the Kickstarter, the street, the doorbell, I don't see these things as risk. I see them as trust. Now, the olnine tools to make the exchange as easy and as instinctive as the setret, they're getting there. But the perfect tools aren't going to help us if we can't face each other and give and receive fearlessly, but, more important — to ask without samhe.

Open Cloze

For most of human history, musicians, artists, they've been part of the community. Connectors and _______, not untouchable _____. Celebrity is about a lot of people loving you from a distance, but the Internet and the content that we're freely able to share on it are taking us back. It's about a few people ______ you up _____ and about those people being enough. So a lot of people are confused by the idea of no hard sticker price. They see it as an unpredictable risk, but the things I've done, the Kickstarter, the street, the doorbell, I don't see these things as risk. I see them as trust. Now, the ______ tools to make the exchange as easy and as instinctive as the ______, they're getting there. But the perfect tools aren't going to help us if we can't face each other and give and receive fearlessly, but, more important — to ask without _____.

Solution

  1. shame
  2. online
  3. loving
  4. openers
  5. stars
  6. street
  7. close

Original Text

For most of human history, musicians, artists, they've been part of the community. Connectors and openers, not untouchable stars. Celebrity is about a lot of people loving you from a distance, but the Internet and the content that we're freely able to share on it are taking us back. It's about a few people loving you up close and about those people being enough. So a lot of people are confused by the idea of no hard sticker price. They see it as an unpredictable risk, but the things I've done, the Kickstarter, the street, the doorbell, I don't see these things as risk. I see them as trust. Now, the online tools to make the exchange as easy and as instinctive as the street, they're getting there. But the perfect tools aren't going to help us if we can't face each other and give and receive fearlessly, but, more important — to ask without shame.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
people pay 3
eye contact 2
music business 2
stupid people 2
people loving 2

Important Words

  1. artists
  2. celebrity
  3. close
  4. community
  5. confused
  6. connectors
  7. content
  8. distance
  9. doorbell
  10. easy
  11. exchange
  12. face
  13. fearlessly
  14. freely
  15. give
  16. hard
  17. history
  18. human
  19. idea
  20. important
  21. instinctive
  22. internet
  23. kickstarter
  24. lot
  25. loving
  26. musicians
  27. online
  28. openers
  29. part
  30. people
  31. perfect
  32. price
  33. receive
  34. risk
  35. shame
  36. share
  37. stars
  38. sticker
  39. street
  40. tools
  41. trust
  42. unpredictable
  43. untouchable