Aoyama Gakuin College of Economics students

【 A World of Change on the Web 】

 6. My Space and Wikipedia


Choose the correct answer.

1. Wikipedia was formally launched on [      ]. Initially it was created as a complement and 'feeder' to the expert-written English-language encyclopedia project 'Nupedia', in order to provide an additional source of draft articles and ideas.

 a. 15 January 19 b. 15 January 2001 c. 15 January 2003
2. Wikipedia is written collaboratively by volunteers from all around the world since its creation in [      ],
 a.1800 b.1900 c. 2001
3. Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference Web sites. There are more than 75,000 active contributors working on some 8,700,000 articles in more than [      ] languages.
 a. 50 b. 150 c. 250
4. As of today, there are about [      ] articles in English; every day hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world make tens of thousands of edits and create thousands of new articles to enhance the knowledge held by the Wikipedia encyclopedia.
 a. 10,000 b. 2,000,000 c. 30,000,000
5. There is no need to worry about accidentally damaging Wikipedia when adding or improving information, as other editors are always around to advise or correct obvious errors, and Wikipedia's software, known as [      ] is carefully designed to allow easy reversal of editorial mistakes.
 a. Media Wiki b. Wiki Wiki c. Wiki Media
6. MySpace is a [      ] website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music and videos internationally.
a. Shopping b. social networking c. search
7. MySpace is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, USA, where it shares an office building with its immediate owner, Fox Interactive Media; in turn, the owner of Fox Interactive and therefore MySpace, News Corporation, is headquartered in [      ].
a. Los Angeles b. New York City c. Las vegas
8. According to Alexa Internet, MySpace is currently the world's sixth most popular English-language website and the sixth most popular website in any language, and the third most popular website in the [      ], though it has topped the chart on various weeks. 
a. United Kingdom b. United States c. United Arab Emirates
9. The service has gradually gained more popularity than similar websites to achieve nearly 80 percent of visits to online social networking websites. It has become an increasingly influential part of contemporary popular culture, especially in [      ].
a. warm area b. English speaking countries c. all the countries of Europe
10. The company employs [      ] and does not disclose revenues or profits separately from News Corporation. With the 100 millionth account being created on August 9, 2006, in the Netherlands and a news story claiming 106 million accounts on September 8, 2006, the site reportedly attracts new registrations at a rate of 230,000 per day. As of September 7, 2007, there are over 200 million
a. 300 employees b. 1,000 employees c. 3,000 employees

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