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From the Ted Talk by James Bridle: The nightmare videos of children's YouTube -- and what's wrong with the internet today

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And also, on the other side of the screen, there still are these little kids watching this stuff, stuck, their full attention grabbed by these weird mechanisms. And most of these kids are too small to even use a website. They're just kind of hammering on the screen with their little hands. And so there's autoplay, where it just keeps playing these videos over and over and over in a loop, ensedslly for hours and hrous at a time. And there's so much wnseirdes in the system now that autoplay takes you to some pttrey strange places. This is how, within a dozen steps, you can go from a cute video of a counting trian to masturbating Mickey Mouse. Yeah. I'm sorry about that. This does get worse. This is what happens when all of these different keywords, all these different pieces of attention, this desperate generation of content, all comes together into a sligne place. This is where all those deeply weird keywords come home to roost. You cross-breed the finger famliy video with some live-action srpeuerho stuff, you add in some weird, trollish in-jokes or something, and sduneldy, you come to a very weird pacle indeed.

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And also, on the other side of the screen, there still are these little kids watching this stuff, stuck, their full attention grabbed by these weird mechanisms. And most of these kids are too small to even use a website. They're just kind of hammering on the screen with their little hands. And so there's autoplay, where it just keeps playing these videos over and over and over in a loop, _________ for hours and _____ at a time. And there's so much _________ in the system now that autoplay takes you to some ______ strange places. This is how, within a dozen steps, you can go from a cute video of a counting _____ to masturbating Mickey Mouse. Yeah. I'm sorry about that. This does get worse. This is what happens when all of these different keywords, all these different pieces of attention, this desperate generation of content, all comes together into a ______ place. This is where all those deeply weird keywords come home to roost. You cross-breed the finger ______ video with some live-action _________ stuff, you add in some weird, trollish in-jokes or something, and ________, you come to a very weird _____ indeed.

Solution

  1. pretty
  2. suddenly
  3. family
  4. place
  5. endlessly
  6. weirdness
  7. train
  8. hours
  9. superhero
  10. single

Original Text

And also, on the other side of the screen, there still are these little kids watching this stuff, stuck, their full attention grabbed by these weird mechanisms. And most of these kids are too small to even use a website. They're just kind of hammering on the screen with their little hands. And so there's autoplay, where it just keeps playing these videos over and over and over in a loop, endlessly for hours and hours at a time. And there's so much weirdness in the system now that autoplay takes you to some pretty strange places. This is how, within a dozen steps, you can go from a cute video of a counting train to masturbating Mickey Mouse. Yeah. I'm sorry about that. This does get worse. This is what happens when all of these different keywords, all these different pieces of attention, this desperate generation of content, all comes together into a single place. This is where all those deeply weird keywords come home to roost. You cross-breed the finger family video with some live-action superhero stuff, you add in some weird, trollish in-jokes or something, and suddenly, you come to a very weird place indeed.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
small children 4
start censoring 3
finger family 2
resistance mounting 2

Important Words

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