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What important event did you miss in cyberspace last week? Find out with this fun quiz.

1. In a growing craze that has spread from the US to Germany and UK, a large number of people gather en masse at a moment's notice on email and disperse as quickly. They are known as:

a) Email mobs
b) Flash mobs
c) Instant mobs

2. Which online auction site has been told to pay $29 million in a patent case?

a) eBay.com
b) auctionbeagle.com
c) firstauction.com

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is eBay.com.
A federal judge ordered the auction site to pay a Virginia inventor the money, upholding a jury's verdict that the online auction giant infringed a patent on the process of buying goods at fixed prices online.
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A federal judge ordered eBay to pay a Virginia inventor the money, upholding a jury's verdict that the online auction giant infringed a patent on the process of buying goods at fixed prices online.

3. Which search engine has introduced a free email news alert feature?

a) Dogpile
b) Google
c) Yahoo

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is Google.
This popular search engine has introduced a free alert feature in its news section, allowing users to monitor a topic and receive an email notification when relevant news stories appear. The tool is currently in beta testing mode.
Correct!
This popular search engine has introduced a free alert feature in its news section, allowing users to monitor a topic and receive an email notification when relevant news stories appear. The tool is currently in beta testing mode.

4. An experiment conducted recently proved the theory that almost everyone on earth is connected to anyone else via a small number of acquaintances, hold true for email, too. What is the experiment called?

a) Six degrees
b) Testing times
c) Networking the earth

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is Six degrees.
The experiment in which Internet users were asked to find any one of 18 strangers by using their online connections showed it took, on average, only 5-7 steps using friends and acquaintances. The results illustrate how social networks operate and how they have become truly global.
Correct!
The experiment in which Internet users were asked to find any one of 18 strangers by using their online connections showed it took, on average, only 5-7 steps using friends and acquaintances. The results illustrate how social networks operate and how they have become truly global.

5. Which popular file-sharing program will be relaunched as a legal service?

a) Kazaa
b) Limewire
c) Napster

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is Napster.
Roxio Inc., the Santa Clara software firm that now owns Napster, announced that Napster 2.0 will offer individual downloadable songs, a subscription service, original programming and an Internet radio station.
Correct!
Roxio Inc., the Santa Clara software firm that now owns Napster, announced that Napster 2.0 will offer individual downloadable songs, a subscription service, original programming and an Internet radio station.



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