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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Right Answers to the Blog Quiz

Tony had a link to this quiz on his blog, so I thought I'd give it a shot.
Well, You Know What a Blog Is...

You got 4/8 correct!

But, truthfully, most blogs probably bore you.

I mainly made educated guesses to get half the questions correct, and several were "blogging terms" that I've never heard, so I think they're specific to one service or another.

Anyway, the question then was: what are the real answers? They didn't show which questions I'd gotten wrong.

The answers (determined by trial and error) after the break:


1. Which of these blogging services started first?
=> * LiveJournal
* Blogger
* Myspace
* Diaryland
2. What does RSS stand for?
* Ready Set Syndication
* Really Simple Site
* Rich Site Syndication
=> * Really Simple Syndication
3. If you get "dooced," what happens?
* People out your protected entries in public
* Your significant other finds your blog and
breaks up with you
=> * You get fired from your job because of your blog
* An embarrassing post forces you to shut down your blog
4. Which of the following is not a kind of blog?
* Moblog
* Audioblog
* Splog
=> * Nogblog
5. Which of the following celebrities does not have an
online blog or journal?
* Donald Trump
=> * Kirsten Dunst
* Anna Kournikova
* William Shatner
6. In what year was the word "blog" first used?
* 1998
=> * 1999
* 2000
* 2001
7. In 2005, what percentage of US teens had blogs?
* 10%
* 25%
* 15%
=> * 20%
8. In early 2005, which of the following blogging hosts
had the most blogs?
* LiveJournal
=> * Blogspot
* Typepad
* Xanga

3 Comments:

  • Thanks for figuring out the answers...i only got 3 out of 8, but i was close on a couple of them.

    By Blogger HoosierGirl5, at 6/22/2006 10:51 PM  

  • I got 3/8 as well. How long did it take you to trial and error?

    By Blogger The Narf, at 6/23/2006 9:05 PM  

  • Not long -- I just kept backing up a screen, changing one answer, and then seeing if the count changed. On most of the questions I managed to get it right (improve my score) on my second guess.

    By Blogger Tim Tjarks, at 6/23/2006 11:54 PM  

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