JLMC Chapter 2

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What was the original motivation for developing the Internet?
military communication

The World Wid Web was developed in
1980 by Tim Berners-Lee in Switzerland

What is the difference between the Internet and the Web
nothing

The data-linking feature that allows Internet users to skip directly from a highlighted word to a related file in another computer system is called?
HTML

Content communities on the Web include which of the following?
text, photos, and videos

Second Life is an example of a(n)
virtual social world

Which one of the following is an example of media convergence?

Why did AOL begin losing customers in the early 2000s
profitability of ISP declined with increase of broadband

Which statement about the business model of Google is true?
pg. 59

What is spyware and what does it do?
information-gathering software that is often secretly bundled with free download software. sends pop-up to enable unauthorized parties to collect personal or account information

Which of the following best describes an “opt-in” Internet policy?
allow choice of how personnel data is collected

The law that grants sweeping powers to law-enforcement agencies to intercept individuals; online communications, including e-mail messages and browsing records is the …?
USA PATRIOT Act

A form of Internet identity theft involving phone e-mail messages asking customers to update their credit card numbers, account passwords, and other personal information is called..?
phishing

What does the term digital divide refer to?
the socioeconomic disparity between those who do and those who do not have access to digital technology and media, such as the Internet

The Internet originated as a military and government project
True

ARPAnet is a browser
False

The Internet is hierarchically structured and centralized network
True

The introduction of microprocessors, miniature circuits made of silicon, made personal computers possible
True

In the 1990’s AOL was the top Internet service provider in the US
True

Google+ is a social networking site that is designed to compete with Facebook
True

Facebook is the most popular social media site on the Internet
True

MMORPG stand for “massively multiplayer online role-playing game.”
True

Amazon is the world’s largest e-commerce store
True

Facebook uses profile information to deliver targeted and personalized ads to its users
True

Google is a subsidiary of YouTube
False

Most Web sites follow an “opt-in” data policy when collecting information from online consumers
False

The children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000 requires schools and libraries that receive federal funds for Internet access to filter out obscene, pornographic, or harmful content websites
True

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