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Information overload: Quiz


Question 1: The use of ________ helps users to find information quickly.
Web crawlerWeb search engineSocial searchWide area information server

Question 2: Authors who have taken this tack include graphic artist and architect Richard Saul Wurman (the man who coined the phrase "information architect") and statistician and cognitive scientist ________.
Edward TufteData visualizationInformation graphicsScientific modelling

Question 3: He argued that information abundance has been a problem since ________'s invention of the printing press.
Johannes GutenbergMovable typeIncunableGermany

Question 4: The term "interruption overload" has begun to appear in newspapers such as the ________.
Financial TimesPearson PLCVedomostiFTSE Group

Question 5: telephone, ________, instant messaging, rss)
Outlook ExpressE-mailSimple Mail Transfer ProtocolEmail client

Question 6: It will be almost as convenient to search for some bit of truth concealed in nature as it will be to find it hidden away in an immense multitude of bound volumes." –________, "Encyclopédie" (1755)
Charles de Secondat, baron de MontesquieuDenis DiderotDavid HumeBaron d'Holbach

Question 7: "Information overload" is a term popularized by ________ that refers to the difficulty a person can have understanding an issue and making decisions that can be caused by the presence of too much information.
The Third Wave (book)Future ShockAlvin TofflerFuturology

Question 8: In addition to e-mail, the ________ has provided access to billions of pages of information.
NetscapeWorld Wide WebHTMLInternet

Question 9: [15] ________ has described this as the "read-write" nature of the internet.
Richard StallmanAlan CoxLawrence LessigEben Moglen

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