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Internet trivia questions and answers.

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What search engine was born when six Stanford students sat around Rosita's Taqueria looking for an exciting way to stay together after graduation?
A: Excite.com.

Who planned the first "visible, interactive suicide" on the World Wide Web?
A: Timothy Leary.

What online service got lapped with a lawsuit by volunteer "Community Leaders" who said they were really employees and deserved back wages?
A: America Online.

What company made the browser used by 90% of web surfers until the release of Internet Explorer 4?
A: Netscape.

Who did a cinnamon bun bear an uncanny resemblance to, prompting its display on a popular "nun-bun" web site?
A: Mother Teresa.

What three-word phrase attracted millions of gawkers to Mahir Cagri's broken-English  web appeal for feminine companionship?
A: "I kiss you".

What outfit launched its web empire in 1995 with the online sale of a Douglas Hofstadter book on artificial intelligence?
A: Amazon.com

What online retailer got a flood of sales once it changed its name from Cadabra.com?
A: Amazon.com.

What search engine did U.C. Berkeley professor Eric Brewer name after the "trickster spider" of the Lakota Indians?
A: Inktomi.

What Internet giant orchestrated buyouts of music brands Spinner, SHOUTcast and Winamp in 1999?
A: America Online.

What was the first band on a major label to debut a complete song over the Internet, with Headfirst?
A: Aerosmith.

What popster dropped 150 pounds and 20dress sizes after an Internet-live gastric bypass?
A: Carnie Wilson.

What online companion to Wired magazine created the web's first banner ads?
A: Hotwired.com.

What U.S. university did Tim ?Berners-Lee pick as the host of his W3Ccnosortium , to ensure royalty-free standards for the Web?
A: M.I.T.

What easy-to-use Internet-access system irked users because it couldn't process Quicktime, AVI, Shockwave, Acrobat or Zip files?
A: WebTV.

What geek-news website got its name when co-founder Rob Malda set out to concoct and incomprehensible URL?
A: Slashdot.

What website was launched in 1995 to compile the entire history of newsgroup postings?
A: DejaNews.

What trendy website hypnotized hordes of fans with peppy animations of cavorting arodents?
A: HampsterDance.com.

What punitive action does the "DP" stand for in the abbreviation "IDP", an action which terminates all traffic from a spamming Internet site?
A: "Death Penalty".

What comic book character did McGill student Alan Emtage pick as the name of his search  engine, when Unix found "Archives" to be too long?
A: Archie.

What kid-friendly web directory did Yahoo! launch in 1996?
A: Yahooligans!

What website did the founder of the EchoBAy Technonogy Group register, when he found that echobay.com was already taken?
A: eBay.com.

How many of every 100 posts to UUNet were determined to be spam in 1997, at its spammiest?
A: Ninety-nine.

What Internet activists, named after "cyberpunks," advocate strong cryptography for "making the networks safer for privacy"?
A: Cypherpunks.

What outfit acquired the web-based Sharelink and went on to become the largest U.S. online broker?
A: Charles Schwab.

What media conglomerate pioneered online news access with its Pathfinder website?
A: Time Warner.

What "behind-the-scenes" search engine pioneered large-scale parallel processing technology?
A: Inktomi.

 
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