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From the Ted Talk by Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption

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So all of this is a lot of twittering, right? Well it was a lot of noise and complexity in my head, until actually I rzeealid it was happening because of four key drivers. One, a rewened belief in the importance of community, and a very redefinition of what friend and neighbor really means. A torrent of peer-to-peer soaicl networks and real-time technologies, fnaumndaellty changing the way we behave. Three, pressing unresolved environmental cernoncs. And four, a global recession that has fundamentally shocked consumer behaviors. These four drivers are fusing together and creating the big shift — away from the 20th century, defined by hyper-consumption, towards the 21st cenutry, defined by collaborative consumption. I generally believe we're at an inflection point where the snairhg behaviors — through seits such as Flickr and Twitter that are becoming second nature online — are being applied to offline areas of our everyday lvies. From morning commutes to the way fashion is designed to the way we grow food, we are cmunosing and collaborating once again.

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So all of this is a lot of twittering, right? Well it was a lot of noise and complexity in my head, until actually I ________ it was happening because of four key drivers. One, a _______ belief in the importance of community, and a very redefinition of what friend and neighbor really means. A torrent of peer-to-peer ______ networks and real-time technologies, _____________ changing the way we behave. Three, pressing unresolved environmental ________. And four, a global recession that has fundamentally shocked consumer behaviors. These four drivers are fusing together and creating the big shift — away from the 20th century, defined by hyper-consumption, towards the 21st _______, defined by collaborative consumption. I generally believe we're at an inflection point where the _______ behaviors — through _____ such as Flickr and Twitter that are becoming second nature online — are being applied to offline areas of our everyday _____. From morning commutes to the way fashion is designed to the way we grow food, we are _________ and collaborating once again.

Solution

  1. concerns
  2. sharing
  3. realized
  4. renewed
  5. social
  6. century
  7. consuming
  8. fundamentally
  9. sites
  10. lives

Original Text

So all of this is a lot of twittering, right? Well it was a lot of noise and complexity in my head, until actually I realized it was happening because of four key drivers. One, a renewed belief in the importance of community, and a very redefinition of what friend and neighbor really means. A torrent of peer-to-peer social networks and real-time technologies, fundamentally changing the way we behave. Three, pressing unresolved environmental concerns. And four, a global recession that has fundamentally shocked consumer behaviors. These four drivers are fusing together and creating the big shift — away from the 20th century, defined by hyper-consumption, towards the 21st century, defined by collaborative consumption. I generally believe we're at an inflection point where the sharing behaviors — through sites such as Flickr and Twitter that are becoming second nature online — are being applied to offline areas of our everyday lives. From morning commutes to the way fashion is designed to the way we grow food, we are consuming and collaborating once again.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
collaborative consumption 5
social networks 2
find fascinating 2
york times 2
collaborative lifestyles 2
sits idle 2
car addicts 2
reputation capital 2

Important Words

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  5. belief
  6. big
  7. century
  8. changing
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  25. flickr
  26. food
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  28. fundamentally
  29. fusing
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  35. importance
  36. inflection
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  40. means
  41. morning
  42. nature
  43. neighbor
  44. networks
  45. noise
  46. offline
  47. online
  48. point
  49. pressing
  50. realized
  51. recession
  52. redefinition
  53. renewed
  54. sharing
  55. shift
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  57. sites
  58. social
  59. technologies
  60. torrent
  61. twitter
  62. twittering
  63. unresolved