Ch 2 quiz 1 Essay

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1. ARPAnet enabled military and academic researchers to communicate on a _____ network system.
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c. distributed
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2. Which of the following are characteristic of the Internet?
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b. It is a distributed network. c. It does not get clogged at a single point. d. It has no central power switch. e. It uses packet switching to make messages easier to route.
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3. Which of the following were an early use of the Internet?
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a. research b. communication c. e-mail d. information posted on bulletin boards
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4. _____ offer(s) Internet connections to home users.
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ISPs
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5. What statement about instant messaging is true?
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e. Instant messaging is the easiest way to communicate over the Internet in real time.
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6. In digital technology, images, text, and sounds are converted into bits of information representing how many values?
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c. two
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1. Which of the following statements is/are true of social media sites?
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e. All of the options are correct. a. They allow you to create your own content. b. Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are all examples of social media sites. c. They allow you to interact and keep up with friends. d. MySpace was the first big social media site.
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2. Social media are a throwback to what feature from an older era of the Internet?
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c. bulletin boards
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3. Tumblr, WordPress, Weebly, and Wix are platforms for which type of social media?
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d. blogs
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4. Flickr, Photobucket, YouTube, and Vimeo are examples of _____.
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a. content communities
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5. Social media helped call attention to the _____ in 2011 and 2012.
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c. Occupy Wall Street movement
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1. What has become the hub for convergence in recent years?
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e. the Internet
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2. What was the first popular Internet-capable smartphone in the United States?
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b. Blackberry
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3. The open Internet is best represented by _____.
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d. Google
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4. What is the best example of the Semantic Web?
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a. Siri
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1. What is the name of Apple’s new storage and syncing service that will enable users to access media content anywhere (with a wireless connection) on its mobile devices?
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c. iCloud
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2. Information profiles that are automatically collected and transferred between computer servers whenever users access Web sites are called _____.
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e. cookies
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3. U.S. Government surveillance of online communication is sanctioned through the _____.
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a. USA PATRIOT Act
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4. How have Internet sites and services found out information about you for targeted advertising purposes?
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e. All of the options are correct. a. using information you post on your social network profile b. scanning your e-mail messages c. gathering your location and purchasing habits through your mobile device d. gleaning information from your search terms
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5. What are two factors contributing to the digital divide?
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d. income and education

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