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Friday, November 13, 2009

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: The Internet. Some people calculate that, this year, the internet is 40 years old - because the ARPANET was created in 1969, and was the first generation of the internet. Check your knowledge of the internet with this brainteaser. Answers here.

1. Which internet search engine was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin?
2. Many people access the internet on a PC. What does "PC" stand for?
3. In connection with emails, what is the meaning of "phish"?
4. Skype is a trade name for a piece of software that allows what to be made over the internet?
5. When talking about the internet, what does "W3" stand for?
6. Which word for inappropriate or unwanted messages sent by email apparently derives from a sketch in "Monty Python's Flying Circus"
7. Which online video sharing company was founded in 2005 and purchased by Google for $1.65 billion the following year?
8. Wikipedia is a collaborative encyclopedia on the internet. What does the word "wiki" mean in Hawaiian?
9. When talking about online forums, what does 'lurk" mean?
10. In connection with email, what does "SMTP" stand for?

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