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How Well Do You Know How to Use the Net to Share Content?

By Damon Curry
Maryland Newsline
Friday, Dec. 1, 2006

Many Web sites allow users to upload their own media for other users to see and comment on. Some sites are specialized toward one type of creative content - images, video or audio - while others allow users to post multiple types of media. See how well you know popular sites:

1. What popular site that allows users to post video has the catch phrase "Broadcast Yourself"?

MySpace
YouTube
Facebook
Google Video

2. Many sites allow users to post audio that they've created. Which of the following does not support audio uploads?

MySpace
purevolume
Facebook
radio.blog.club

3. Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion, but Google also has its own video Web site. So why did Google buy YouTube?

Google hopes to merge its video service with YouTube.
YouTube has been trying to sell the site to Google since its creation, and Google finally caved.
YouTube stockholders petitioned the company's owners to sell the site to a major corporation.
Google believes YouTube will help it become a lucrative marketing hub as viewers and advertisers migrate from television to the Web.

4. Some sites provide information about a user's habits. Which site shows individual users' music listening trends?

YouTube
Facebook
Last.fm
iTunes.com

5. Music and videos aren't the only popular shared content. Which of the following allows users to upload lots of art and photos?

deviantART
images.google.com
MySpace
Art.com

6. Which of the following does not have the ability to share creative writing samples?

deviantART
YouTube
Writing.com
MySpace

7. Users can create personal profiles on many networking Web sites. Which site limits users as to which profiles they can see based on their "network"?

MySpace
Facebook
LiveJournal
Blogger

8. Which of the following blogging services allows users to host their blog on their own server?

MySpace
WordPress
Xanga
LiveJournal

Copyright 2006 University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism

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