Quiz

Are you clued in to Web 2.0 applications?

Web 2.0 applications have changed the way information is delivered, allowing end users to participate in the generation of content. But how much do you really know about blogs, wikis and RSS feeds, and the impact they have on small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)? Find out with this quiz!

1. Robert D. Gourley, chief technology officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), has suggestions for SMBs that are integrating Web 2.0 applications into their existing infrastructures. What do they include?

a. Craft a strong governance process.
b. Test and then test again.
c. Model and monitor systems.
d. All of the above, plus allow for user feedback and recognize the differences between Web 2.0 tools and other applications.
Answer

2. According to a report from Forrester Research Inc, what percentage of CIOs said they'd be more interested in Web 2.0 technology if they could buy it from major vendors?

a. 74%
b. 71%
c. 20%
d. 17%
Answer

3. In the same report, what percentage of CIOs said they would be more interested in Web 2.0 technology if they could acquire it as a software suite?

a. 74%
b. 71%
c. 20%
d. 17%
Answer

4. Paul Gillin lists a number of popular RSS-based search engines in his book The New Influencers. Which site isn't listed in the chapter excerpt?

a. Technorati
b. IceRocket
c. My Yahoo
d. Feedster
Answer

5. What is "a mechanism for communication between blogs," according to the Wikipedia definition cited in Gillin's chapter excerpt?

a. An RSS feed.
b. A trackback.
c. A tag.
d. A podcast.
Answer

6. Dennis Moore recently cited an IDC report during his presentation at the IDC IT Forum & Expo in Boston. According to that report, what percentage of companies are experimenting with blogs?

a. 40%
b. 43%
c. 35%
d. 45%
Answer

7. In the same report, what percentage is experimenting with wikis?

a. 40%
b. 43%
c. 35%
d. 45%
Answer

8. Like RSS, what is a form of XML-based syndication technology?

a. Atom
b. API
c. URI
d. ASP
Answer

9. According to Harvard Business School professor Andrew McAfee, Web 2.0 has changed the flow and distribution of information. How so?

a. The power to create and manage content is transferred from gatekeepers to users.
b. Information is edited by numerous users at numerous times.
c. Information is tagged and linked and organized in numerous ways.
d. All of the above.
Answer

This was first published in August 2007

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