Fun internet and web trivia questions and answers.
What search engine was born when six Stanford students sat around
Rosita's Taqueria looking for an exciting way to stay together after
Who planned the first "visible, interactive suicide" on the World
A: Timothy Leary.
What online service got lapped with a lawsuit by volunteer
"Community Leaders" who said they were really employees and deserved
A: America Online.
What company made the browser used by 90% of web surfers until
the release of Internet Explorer 4?
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?
What online retailer got a flood of sales once it changed its
name from Cadabra.com?
What search engine did U.C. Berkeley professor Eric Brewer name
after the "trickster spider" of the Lakota Indians?
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?
What popster dropped 150 pounds and 20 dress sizes after an
Internet-live gastric bypass?
A: Carnie Wilson.
What online companion to Wired magazine created the web's first
What U.S. university did Tim ?Berners-Lee pick as the host of his
W3Ccnosortium , to ensure royalty-free standards for the Web?
What easy-to-use Internet-access system irked users because it
couldn't process Quicktime, AVI, Shockwave, Acrobat or Zip files?
What geek-news website got its name when co-founder Rob Malda set
out to concoct and incomprehensible URL?
What website was launched in 1995 to compile the entire history
of newsgroup postings?
What trendy website hypnotized hordes of fans with peppy
animations of cavorting arodents?
What punitive action does the "DP" stand for in the abbreviation
"IDP", an action which terminates all traffic from a spamming
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?
What kid-friendly web directory did Yahoo! launch in 1996?
What website did the founder of the EchoBAy Technonogy Group
register, when he found that echobay.com was already taken?
How many of every 100 posts to UUNet were determined to be spam
in 1997, at its spammiest?
What Internet activists, named after "cyberpunks," advocate
strong cryptography for "making the networks safer for privacy"?
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
A: Time Warner.
What "behind-the-scenes" search engine pioneered large-scale
parallel processing technology?