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"From the Ted Talk by Seth Priebatsch: The game layer on top of the world"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

The game became more powerful than the goal. They ended up shutting down the leader board because, while it was effective, it was so ________ that it stopped sourcing the best _______, and started having people work to maintain leadership. So we have to use this one carefully. It's also used in things like McDonald's ________, where the game is not the Monopoly you're playing, but the cottage industries that form to try and find Boardwalk. There, they're just looking for a sticker that says "Boardwalk," but it can also be used to find real things. This is the _____ _______ challenge, where they hid a couple balloons all across the ______ ______ and said, "Use networks. Try and find these balloons fastest, and the winner will get $40,000." The ______ was a _____ out of MIT, where they created sort of a pyramid scheme, a network, where the first ______ to recommend the location of a balloon got $2,000, and anyone else to push that recommendation up also got a cut. And in 12 hours, they were able to find all these balloons, all across the country. Really powerful dynamic.

Solution

  1. united
  2. group
  3. monopoly
  4. darpa
  5. balloon
  6. winner
  7. powerful
  8. states
  9. person
  10. stories

Original Text

The game became more powerful than the goal. They ended up shutting down the leader board because, while it was effective, it was so powerful that it stopped sourcing the best stories, and started having people work to maintain leadership. So we have to use this one carefully. It's also used in things like McDonald's Monopoly, where the game is not the Monopoly you're playing, but the cottage industries that form to try and find Boardwalk. There, they're just looking for a sticker that says "Boardwalk," but it can also be used to find real things. This is the DARPA balloon challenge, where they hid a couple balloons all across the United States and said, "Use networks. Try and find these balloons fastest, and the winner will get $40,000." The winner was a group out of MIT, where they created sort of a pyramid scheme, a network, where the first person to recommend the location of a balloon got $2,000, and anyone else to push that recommendation up also got a cut. And in 12 hours, they were able to find all these balloons, all across the country. Really powerful dynamic.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
game dynamics 9
game layer 8
social layer 4
appointment dynamic 4
paladin level 3
open graph 3
leader board 3
influence behavior 3
game dynamic 3

Important Words

  1. balloon
  2. balloons
  3. board
  4. boardwalk
  5. carefully
  6. challenge
  7. cottage
  8. country
  9. couple
  10. created
  11. cut
  12. darpa
  13. dynamic
  14. effective
  15. ended
  16. fastest
  17. find
  18. form
  19. game
  20. goal
  21. group
  22. hid
  23. hours
  24. industries
  25. leader
  26. leadership
  27. location
  28. maintain
  29. mit
  30. monopoly
  31. network
  32. networks
  33. people
  34. person
  35. playing
  36. powerful
  37. push
  38. pyramid
  39. real
  40. recommend
  41. recommendation
  42. scheme
  43. shutting
  44. sort
  45. sourcing
  46. started
  47. states
  48. sticker
  49. stopped
  50. stories
  51. united
  52. winner
  53. work