How Much Do You Know About Internet History? This Quiz Will Find Out!

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How Much Do You Know About Internet History? This Quiz Will Find Out!
We use the Internet every day, but how much do we know about it? Few of us are truly interested in the history of its creation and development, so you're bound to learn a lot of new and interesting things from our test!

What was the first subreddit that wasn't reddit.com?

Internet

Games

Features

NSFW

What was ASCII pr0n?

Illegal music sharing software

A developing tool used for java script

A way to make pictures with text and symbols

On-the-go porn

In it's first ten years live, how many babies owe Match.com their life?

5,000

2 million

1 million

75,000

What did Queen Elizabeth do to Tim Berners-Lee, credited with creating the World Wide Web?

Had him as her advisor

She knighted him

Had him personally install her computer

Sent him to prison

What was the first item ever sold on eBay (then called Auction Web)?

Bill Gates' Signature

Laser Pointer

Quill Pen

Legend of Zelda

What was the first live stream of?

Coffee Pot

Man Playing Piano

Dog Sleeping

Washing Machine

When was the first emoji used?

1982

2000

2005

1974

Which artists removed their music from Spotify in 2015?

One Direction

Garth Brooks

Kanye West

Taylor Swift

Which music sharing software was banned for using peer-to-peer transfer?

Napster

LimeWire

Bit Torrent

iTunes

What was the first YouTube video of?

Turtles in a race

A boy using a voice changer

A dog doing a flip

A man talking about elephants

What was the first social network with a dedicated fanbase?

Facebook

Friendster

Classmates

MySpace

What was the first Instagram photo of?

A Woman

The Statue of Liberty

A Cat

A Dog

Which politician popularized the use of the word "internets"?

Barack Obama

George W. Bush

Bill Clinton

Al Gore

This messenger, launched in 2011, draws in 70% of all mobile app users.

WhatsApp

Skype

ICQ

Facebook Messenger

Nearly 60% of all app users use this map service, invented in 2005, replacing the atlas.

Google Maps

Amazon Alexa

GeoMedia

Map Quest

Which of these 2010 apps is owned by Facebook?

Instagram

Reddit

Kik

Snapchat

Which photosharing app was originally called Picaboo?

Instagram

Flickr

Snapseed

Snapchat

Soon after it's launch in 2004, this email provider became, and still is the most popular of all email providers.

AOL

Hotmail/MSN

Gmail

Yahoo

Which music streaming service founded in 2000, allows users to listen to music through automated recommendations?

iTunes

Limewire

Pandora

Spotify

In 2015, which type of device was used the most to access the internet?

Laptops

Tablets

Smart phones

Desktops

As far as bytes are concerned, along with YouTube, which other company did 50% of internet traffic come from in 2013?

Twitter

Netflix

Facebook

Amazon

What was the first YouTube video to reach 1 billion hits?

Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster

Gangnam Style by Psy

Baby by Justin Bieber

See You Again by Wiz Khalifa, feat. Charlie Puth

Which two services made photography cool again in 2010?

Facebook and Instagram

Pinterest and Instagram

Flickr and Snapchat

Snapchat and Pinterest

Which (now most popular) crowdfunding site was launched in 2009?

GoFundMe

Kickstarter

Crowdrise

Indiegogo

What is the name of the currency "coined" in 2009?

Ethereum

Zcash

Dash

Bitcoin

Which celebrity invented the hashtag?

Julia Roberts

Elton John

Donald Trump

Chris Messina

In 2006, the first Tweet was sent out. What did it say?

"Jack Dorsey, heer to represent"

"just setting up my twttr"

"test...456"

"welcome to the new and improved Facebook"

How many internet users were there in 2005?

1 billion

5 million

100,000

500,000

Who was everyone's first friend on MySpace?

Abby

Lisa

Tom

Mark

The most popular social media site to date started out as what?

A program that let you choose which person in two photos was more attractive

A site that you could go to study what was in your school's library

A place where you could connect with loved ones

A programming app that let you easily contract codes for developing needs

The first what was organized online in 2003?

Local Terrorist Attack

Online Christmas Caroling Group

Secret Santa

Flash Mob

In 2003, what was the "kid-safe" domain called?

.edu

kids.us

kids.com

us.gov

What is Code Red as far as internet is concerned?

The first Internet3 service

A Computer Worm

Microsoft's original name

Code for "the White House has been hacked"

Why did Australia ban forwarding emails in 2001?

To prevent spam

To prevent viruses via chain letters

Because other countries were invading government privacy

It was infringement of personal copyright

What did the US Timekeeper (and others) call the year 2000 on January 1st?

19100

19991

Y2K

19999

In 1999, companies gave away free PCs to thousands, why?

They wanted to promote the company

They were stolen

There were ads stored on the hard drive

They had viruses that would affect their personal accounts

Which pop culture icon's site was hacked in 1997, making them appear dumb, bald, and uncool?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Backstreet Boys

Spice Girls

No Doubt

In 1996, which country banned internet for anyone except for government purposes (hospitals and colleges)?

Singapore

Saudi Arabia

Canada

China

What caused thousands to lose internet in 1995 at Minn-St. Paul?

Hackers

A Boomerang

A Bonfire

Hurricanes

Beginner User

You seem to be on the Internet quite recently. That's right, because you were missed there. But you have not yet gained enough experience to understand the history of the creation and development of the network. Anyway, now you know a little more! Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!

Experienced User

Judging by your knowledge, you are a confident user of the network. You remember the most important moments in the history of the creation and development of the Internet, but many facts were new to you. So you probably learned something interesting from our test! Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!

Internet Creator

Judging by your knowledge, you are an experienced web user. You remember all the important moments of the history of the creation and development of the Internet as if you yourself were at its origins. You can be proud of such extensive knowledge! Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!