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Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Internet?

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Facebook was founded in 2004 by two Harvard undergraduates, Eduardo Saverin and...

Mark Zuckerberg founded the world's most popular social media site from their college dorm room. It's the kind of improbable, almost myth-like story you might expect from a Hollywood movie. In fact, someone in Hollywood must have thought the same thing: the story of Facebook's founding was immortalized in the Oscar-winning film The Social Network, starring Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg.
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Roughly how many sites are there online, as of October 2018?

It's hard to say exactly, given the difficulty of counting something that changes so often (websites come and go faster than houseflies...) but the best estimate we have says there are 1.5 billion websites online today. Of those, only about 250 million are considered "active".
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The internet was invented in 1990 by...

Tim Berners-Lee is generally considered the father of the internet. Today he works as a professor at Oxford and MIT.
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The four most-visited websites in America are...

Google, Youtube, Facebook, and Amazon together make up a significant portion of U.S. internet traffic.
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The term "lol" stands for...

lol stands for "laughing out loud". It's a way of expressing a reaction to content online... something we're all still collectively trying to figure out how to do effectively.
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Google was founded in 1998 by two young men named...

Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded Google in 1998. Their initial aim was to: "organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful". Whether their succceeding in that aim is a matter of opinion. What do you think?
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Which of these options is the most accurate definition of a "meme"?

The word "meme" was coined by Richard Dawkins in the 1970s, and was an attempt to explain the manner in which cultural information spreads. Since then, the term has been adapted to refer specifically to activities and pieces of media which spread online.
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What is the most-viewed Youtube video of all-time?

Despacito, by Luis Fonsi, has been viewed on Youtube almost 6 billion times. At this rate, it could be on track to become the first Youtube clip ever to recieve more plays than there are people on Earth.
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The "www" in a web-url stands for...

World Wide Web.
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Roughly what percent of Internet users live in Asia?

Roughly half of all internet users reside in Asian nations... a number that seems only likely to go up, as populations in those countries rise, and internet access becomes more ubiquitous.
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The most-downloaded iPhone app of all-time is...

Facebook's mobile app holds the distinction of being the most downloaded iPhone app of all-time.
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What website uses this logo?

When you stop to think about it, Wikipedia might just be one of the most incredible human achievements in the past hundred years. It's a collection of essentially every piece of human knowledge that will fit... all free to access for anyone with an internet connection.
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The most Googled person of 2017 was...

Matt Lauer hosted NBC's today for years... until allegations of inappropriate conduct shocked viewers, and led to his termination.
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How many Megabytes are in a Gigabyte?

There are 1000 megabytes in every gigabyte.
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About how many tweets are sent every day?

According to internetlivestats.com: "Every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter (visualize them here), which corresponds to over 350,000 tweets sent per minute, 500 million tweets per day and around 200 billion tweets per year."
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Which country has the fastest average internet speeds?

South Korea blows away the competition. Average speeds reach 28.6 megabytes per second... which is more than four times the world average of 7 megabytes per second.
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True or False: The man who invented the Internet was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

True! Sir Tim Berners-Lee is the inventor of the internet, and an officially recognized knight in Britain.
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Many experts predict that the internet will continue to expand into a network of so-called "smart objects". This is usually referred to as...

The Internet of Things refers to all the "inanimate" objects which use a running internet connection to help make our daily lives possible. Stuff like your car, your smart-fridge, and your Amazon Alexa.
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The Deep Web refers to...

The Deep Web sounds ominous, but it isn't necessarily anything scary. That's simply the term for websites which haven't yet been indexed by search engines like Google or Bing, and so are more difficult to reach than the internet you know.
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Which of these is NOT a real internet browser?

Silver Surfer is made up. The other options are all real.
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What is the name of the international "hacktivist" group that uses this mask as a symbol?

Anonymous is a loose organization of international hackers who take on projects with political or ideological purposes.
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What was the first country on Earth to declare internet-access a legal right?

Finland made access to the internet a recognized legal right in 2010.
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Which celebrity has the most-liked Facebook page?

Shakira has over 100 million likes on Facebook
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True or False: This is the most retweeted image on Twitter.

True. Ellen DeGeneres's and the collection of other famous people at the 2014 Oscars managed to "break the internet", becoming one of the most viral images of all-time.
About This Quiz
The Internet. We all know it well. Potentially too well. It's simultaneously the greatest collection of human knowledge ever assembled... and the biggest detriment to productivity on the planet today. But has all that time you've spent browsing the web actually sunk in? Do you know your internet trivia? There's only one way to find out...


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