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Social Media Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Social Media trivia quiz questions with answers

 

Social Media Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What are Social media?
A: Social media are interactive computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.

User-generated content, such as text posts or comments, digital photos or videos, and data generated through all online interactions, is the what?
A: Lifeblood of social media.

Social media facilitate the development of online social networks by doing what?
A: Connecting a user's profile with those of other individuals or groups.

Users typically access social media services via web-based technologies on desktops and laptops, or download services that offer what?
A: Social media functionality to their mobile devices.

When engaging with these services, users can create highly interactive platforms through which individuals, communities, and organizations can do what?
A: Share, co-create, discuss, and modify user-generated content or pre-made content posted online.

Social media changes the way individuals and large organizations do what?
A: Communicate.

These changes are the focus of the emerging fields of what?
A: Technoself studies.

 
In the United States, a 2018 survey reported that 88 percent of people 18-29 years old have what?
A: At least one social media account.

Over 60% of 13 to 17-year-olds have at least one profile on social media, with many spending how much time per day on social networking sites?
A: More than two hours per day.

According to Nielsen, Internet users continue to spend more time on social media sites than on what?
A: Any other type of site.

At the same time, the total time spent on social media sites in the U.S. across PCs as well as on mobile devices increased by 99 percent to how many minutes in July 2012, compared to 66 billion minutes in July 2011?
A: 121 billion.

For content contributors, the benefits of participating in social media have gone beyond simply social sharing to what?
A: Building a reputation and bringing in career opportunities and monetary income.

Concerns have been raised about possible links between heavy social media use and what?
A: Depression, and even the issues of cyber bullying, online harassment and "trolling".

Currently, about half of young adults have been what?
A: Cyber bullied, and of those, 20% said that they have been cyber bullied regularly.

 
According to one study, what percentage of 7th grade students claim to have experienced cyber bullying?
A: 69%.

Both the bully and the victim are negatively affected, and the intensity, duration, and frequency of bullying are the three aspects that increase what?
A: The negative effects on both of them

Social media has a history dating back to when?
A: The 1970s.

Usenet, which arrived in 1979, was beat by a precursor of the electronic bulletin board system (BBS) known as what?
A: Community Memory in 1973.

True electronic bulletin board systems arrived with the Computer Bulletin Board System in Chicago, which first came online on what date?
A: 16 February 1978.

Before long, most major cities had more than one “what”, running on TRS-80, Apple II, Atari, IBM PC, Commodore 64, Sinclair, and similar personal computers?
A: Computer Bulletin Board System.

What was introduced in 1981?
A: The IBM PC.

Multiple modems, followed by specialized telecommunication hardware, allowed many users to what?
A: Be online simultaneously.

 
Compuserve, Prodigy and AOL were three of the largest BBS companies and were the first to what?
A: Migrate to the Internet in the 1990s.

Between the mid-1980s and the mid-1990s, how many BBSes were there?
A: They numbered in the tens of thousands in North America alone.

When the Internet proliferated in the mid-1990s, message forums migrated online, becoming what?
A: Internet forums, primarily due to cheaper per-person access as well as the ability to handle far more people simultaneously than telco modem banks.

GeoCities was one of the Internet's earliest social networking websites, appearing when?
A: In November 1994.

When did Classmates appear?
A: In December 1995.

How about LinkedIn?
A: In May 2003.

When did Facebook make its debut?
A: In February 2004.

 
Twitter came online when?
A: In July 2006.

The variety of evolving stand-alone and built-in social media services makes it what?
A: Challenging to define them.

Marketing and social media experts broadly agree that social media includes the following 13 what?
A: Types of social media: blogs, business networks, collaborative projects, enterprise social networks, forums, microblogs, photo sharing, products/services review, social bookmarking, social gaming, social networks, video sharing, and virtual worlds.

The idea that social media are defined simply by their ability to bring people together has been seen as what?
A: Too broad, as this would suggest that fundamentally different technologies like the telegraph and telephone are also social media.

Some early researchers referred to social media as what in the mid 2000s?
A: Social networks or social networking services.

In 2016, Merriam-Webster defined social media as what?
A: "forms of electronic communication (such as Web sites) through which people create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, etc."

The development of social media started off with simple what?
A: Platforms such as sixdegrees.com.

 
Unlike instant messaging clients, such as ICQ and AOL's AIM, or chat clients like IRC, iChat or Chat Television, sixdegrees.com was the first online business that was created for what?
A: Real people, using their real names.

Why were the first social networks short-lived?
A: Because their users lost interest.

The Social Network Revolution has led to the rise of the what?
A: Networking sites.

Mobile social media refer to the use of social media on mobile devices such as what?
A: Smartphones and tablet computers.

Mobile social media are a useful application of mobile marketing because the creation, exchange, and circulation of user-generated content can assist companies with what?
A: Marketing research, communication, and relationship development.

Some social media sites have potential for content posted there to spread how?
A: Virally over social networks.

The term is an analogy to the concept of what?
A: Viral infections, which can spread rapidly from person to person.

 
In a social media context, content or websites that are "viral" (or which "go viral") are those with a greater likelihood that users will do what?
A: Reshare content posted (by another user) to their social network, leading to further sharing.

Many social media sites provide a specific functionality to help users reshare content, such as Twitter's what?
A: Retweet button.

Businesses have a particular interest in viral marketing tactics because a viral campaign can achieve what?
A: Widespread advertising coverage for a fraction of the cost of a traditional marketing campaign.

A popular component and feature of Twitter is what?
A: Retweeting.

When certain posts become popular, they start to get tweeted over and over again, becoming what?
A: Viral.

In May 2017, Carter Wilkerson's tweet at Wendy's asking what it would take to get free chicken nuggets for a year resulted in how many retweets?
A: Over 3 million.

The use of hashtags can also be used in what?
A: Retweets, and can be used to take count of how many people have used that hashtag.

 
In the first five months of 2013, how many new hashtags relating to climate change were created?
A: Five.

What are Bots?
A: Bots (short for robots) are automated programs that run over the internet.

There are many forms of bots with differing what?
A: Behaviors.

The bots most relevant to social media marketing are what?
A: Chatbots and social bots.

Additionally, bots violate the terms of use on many what?
A: Social mediums such as Instagram.

This can result in profiles being what?
A: Taken down and banned.

In addition to humans and bots, the third type of users are "cyborgs", described as what?
A: A combination of a human and a bot, in an analogy to "real" cyborgs.

They are used, for instance, to spread what?
A: Fake news or create a buzz.

Cyborgs, in the social media context, are either bot-assisted humans or what?
A: Human-assisted bots.

A concrete example of a cyborg in the social media context is a what?
A: A human being who registers an account for which he sets automated programs to post, for instance, tweets, during his absence.