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"From the Ted Talk by Mikhail Zygar: What the Russian Revolution would have looked like on social media"

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To prove it, I senpt two years of my life trying to go 100 years back, to the year 1917, the year of the risasun Revolution. I aksed myself, what if the internet and Facebook etseixd 100 years ago? So last year, we built a social network for dead people, named Project1917.com. My team and I created our software, degiiiztd and udeoapld all possible real diaries and letters written by more than 3,000 people 100 years ago. So any user of our website or application can follow a news feed for each day of 1917 and read what people like Stravinsky or ttorksy, Lenin or Pavlova and others thought and felt. We watch all those personalities being ordinary plpoee like you and me, not demigods, and we see that history ciosntss of their mistakes, fears, weaknesses, not only their "genius ideas."

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To prove it, I _____ two years of my life trying to go 100 years back, to the year 1917, the year of the _______ Revolution. I _____ myself, what if the internet and Facebook _______ 100 years ago? So last year, we built a social network for dead people, named Project1917.com. My team and I created our software, _________ and ________ all possible real diaries and letters written by more than 3,000 people 100 years ago. So any user of our website or application can follow a news feed for each day of 1917 and read what people like Stravinsky or _______, Lenin or Pavlova and others thought and felt. We watch all those personalities being ordinary ______ like you and me, not demigods, and we see that history ________ of their mistakes, fears, weaknesses, not only their "genius ideas."

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  3. trotsky
  4. digitized
  5. spent
  6. people
  7. uploaded
  8. russian
  9. existed

Original Text

To prove it, I spent two years of my life trying to go 100 years back, to the year 1917, the year of the Russian Revolution. I asked myself, what if the internet and Facebook existed 100 years ago? So last year, we built a social network for dead people, named Project1917.com. My team and I created our software, digitized and uploaded all possible real diaries and letters written by more than 3,000 people 100 years ago. So any user of our website or application can follow a news feed for each day of 1917 and read what people like Stravinsky or Trotsky, Lenin or Pavlova and others thought and felt. We watch all those personalities being ordinary people like you and me, not demigods, and we see that history consists of their mistakes, fears, weaknesses, not only their "genius ideas."

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