JLMC Chapter 2

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