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From the Ted Talk by Evan Williams: The voices of Twitter users

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Probably the most important third-party development came from a little company in Virginia called Summize. Summize built a Twitter search engine. And they tapped into the fact that, if you have millions of people around the wlrod talking about what they're doing and what's around them, you have an ieinrlbcde resource to find out about any topic or event while it's going on. This really changed how we precevied Twitter. For instance, here's what ppeloe are saying about TED. This is another way that our mind was shifted, and Twitter wasn't what we thought it was. We liked this so much we actually bought the coanpmy and are folding it into the main product. This not only lets you view Twitters in different ways, but it introduces new use cases as well. One of my favorites is what hnpepaed a few months ago when there was a gas shortage in Atlanta. Some uress figured out that they would tweittr when they found gas — where it was, and how much it cost — and then appended the keyword "#atlgas" which let other people search for that and find gas themselves.

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Probably the most important third-party development came from a little company in Virginia called Summize. Summize built a Twitter search engine. And they tapped into the fact that, if you have millions of people around the _____ talking about what they're doing and what's around them, you have an __________ resource to find out about any topic or event while it's going on. This really changed how we _________ Twitter. For instance, here's what ______ are saying about TED. This is another way that our mind was shifted, and Twitter wasn't what we thought it was. We liked this so much we actually bought the _______ and are folding it into the main product. This not only lets you view Twitters in different ways, but it introduces new use cases as well. One of my favorites is what ________ a few months ago when there was a gas shortage in Atlanta. Some _____ figured out that they would _______ when they found gas — where it was, and how much it cost — and then appended the keyword "#atlgas" which let other people search for that and find gas themselves.

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Original Text

Probably the most important third-party development came from a little company in Virginia called Summize. Summize built a Twitter search engine. And they tapped into the fact that, if you have millions of people around the world talking about what they're doing and what's around them, you have an incredible resource to find out about any topic or event while it's going on. This really changed how we perceived Twitter. For instance, here's what people are saying about TED. This is another way that our mind was shifted, and Twitter wasn't what we thought it was. We liked this so much we actually bought the company and are folding it into the main product. This not only lets you view Twitters in different ways, but it introduces new use cases as well. One of my favorites is what happened a few months ago when there was a gas shortage in Atlanta. Some users figured out that they would Twitter when they found gas — where it was, and how much it cost — and then appended the keyword "#atlgas" which let other people search for that and find gas themselves.

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