Social Media Expert Quiz

Ashley Ehman

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About This Quiz

Do you find yourself spending hours on a variety of platforms, updating your friends and family on your life, showing off photos and sharing entertaining content? When there’s something new introduced to a site, are you generally the first to know about it? If you find yourself using Instagram, Facebook and Twitter in a single day, then this quiz was made for you! Social media is what keeps us connected to the world around us, but there are those who casually use it, while others utilize it to its maximum ability. Where do you fall?

Can you define what a hashtag is? When someone refers to a “meme” they saw, do you know what they’re talking about? If your friend tweets instead of posting a status update, do you know what the difference is? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you might just be a social media expert! The only way to know for sure is through the 40 questions within this quiz. Who knows, perhaps you’ll even want to show off your savvy by sharing your results when you’re done! It’s time to prove to yourself that you know everything there is to know about social media!

What does it mean when someone says they're going to "slide into their DMs"?

When someone "slides into their DMs," it means that they are contacting someone through the direct messaging function of the given site they are on. This phrase is typically used when a user finds the person they are sending a message to attractive.

"Me at the zoo" was used to describe what important social media milestone?

The first video posted to YouTube was called "Me at the Zoo." It was a simple, 19-second clip of YouTube's co-founder, Jawed Karim, near an elephant exhibit at a zoo. It was posted on April 23, 2005.

Which site is known for creating the term "friending"?

The term "friending" came from Facebook. Friending is the act of seeking out someone's Facebook profile and requesting that they be your friend on the social media giant. This allows people to message each other, share things to the other's page and see what that person is posting.

What is klout?

Klout is a measure of popularity on social media. A Klout score is determined by the number of followers a person has across all of their social media accounts and it's scored out of 100. The higher the score, the more popularity a person is said to have.

What popular photo-sharing platform was founded in October 2010?

In October 2010, Instagram was released by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It was originally only available on iOS devices. The Instagram website was not released until November of 2012.

What social media platform can show you the locations of your friends, based on when they last used it?

Snapchat is able to share a user's location with others, so long as the user has given the app permission to do so. When accessing SnapMaps, anyone who has their location shared with you will show up on the map.

As of July 2019, which individual had the most followers on Instagram?

Cristiano Ronaldo comes in the lead with the most followers as of July 2019. The famous soccer player has over 275 million followers on Instagram. He is currently captain of Portugal's national soccer team.

Which movie portrayed the events that led to the creation of Facebook?

Based on the book, "The Accidental Billionaire"s by Ben Mizrich, "The Social Network" is a movie based on Facebook's creation. With Mark Zuckerberg as the protagonist, the film depicts the friendship, betrayal and excitement that goes into making a multibillion-dollar company.

Which social platform has a ghost as its icon?

Snapchat uses an easily recognizable ghost as its icon. Did you know the ghost had a name? Someone at Snapchat must really like the Wu-Tang Clan, as the ghost is named Ghostface Chillah.

Which site uses tweets and retweets?

Twitter is known for its use of tweets and retweets. Tweets are when a person posts something on their own account. Retweets are when a person sees another tweet that they want to share on their profile and they "retweet" it.

Cameron Dallas became famous on what social media platform?

Cameron Dallas gained notoriety through his entertaining videos that he posted to Vine. When the app shut down, he had over 9 million followers. He has since expanded into acting and can be seen in some TV shows.

What is the purpose of Tumblr?

Tumblr's main use is micro blogging. Micro blogging is when users post short, succinct posts in higher frequency. Instead of writing a whole blog post, users put bits and pieces onto their profile, rather than a fleshed-out story.

Kylie Jenner had the most-liked photo on Instagram, but she was bumped out of the top spot by a photo of what?

Kylie was taken out by an egg! Her popular photo announced her daughter's birth, and had over 18 million likes. As of mid-Jul 2019, the egg now has over 53 million likes, making it the most-liked photo on Instagram.

What social media site had everyone start with a single friend, named Tim?

Signing up for Myspace meant being friends with the CEO, Tim Vanderhook. Even if you didn't have any friends on the site, each profile was automatically linked to Tom's through friendship.

Which social media site has its roots outside the United States?

Originating in Europe, Bebo is a popular social network in the United Kingdom. It is not as popular as Facebook, but is still used by a large number of young people in the country.

What is the most photographed food on Instagram?

The most popular food on Instagram is pizza. Coming in second as the most photographed food on the site is sushi! Instead of diving right in next time, perhaps you should post your own food photo.

Which social media site is known for its networking capabilities?

Popular among professionals, LinkedIn is a great resource for making business connections. Instead of "friending" people, LinkedIn has you "connect" with other users. There are more than 575 million people on LinkedIn.

Twitter bought what popular video app in 2012?

Twitter bought Vine in October 2012. The popular video platform was used to create short seven-second videos. Vine was popular until Twitter shut it down only three years later.

Sina Weibo is popular in what country?

Sina Weibo is popular in China. It takes a combination of ideas from other social media sites to create something unique. It's a micro blogging site like Tumblr, but incorporates pieces of Twitter and Facebook into its functionality.

What is clickbait?

Clickbait is a word used to describe an advertisement with an unbelievable headline. The idea behind clickbait is that if a headline is bizarre enough, users will click on the link to get more information.

What emotions are you able to react with on Facebook?

Released on Feb. 24, 2016, Facebook went beyond the normal "like" and expanded the possible content reactions to Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry. They were originally tested in Ireland and Spain.

What site serves as a visual inspiration board?

Pinterest is a well-known social media platform that allows people to keep track of links in a visual way. It is most popular among people planning their weddings and do-it-yourself types.

What social media site lets you upvote and downvote posts?

Reddit is a social media site that allows users to post content that can then be voted on by other users. An upvote gives the post a +1, while a downvote gives it a -1. This algorithm determines how popular a post or response is.

Which site was previously known as myYearbook?

MeetMe was originally introduced under the name myYearbook. The site is most popular with younger internet users and students, as it encourages people to engage with other users and make new friends.

StumbleUpon is a social networking site that does what?

StumbleUpon is unique because it is a social networking site that shows you random websites. Users will "stumble" upon such sites by indicating what their interests are, and StumbleUpon takes care of the rest.

What individual has the most subscribers on YouTube?

Pewdiepie is the individual with the most subscribers on YouTube. He held the top spot for most subscribed channel overall, until a Bollywood music channel knocked him down to the #2 spot.

What social site is popular among artists?

DeviantArt is a popular networking site among artists. First introduced in 2000, the website encourages users to share their artwork, photography and videography for others to see.

What popular makeup artist saw major drops to their subscriber count on YouTube after drama with Tati Westbrook?

James Charles lost almost 3 million YouTube subscribers after his long-time mentor, Tati Westbrook, came out with a video outlining James' toxic behavior and explaining why she wasn't going to be friends with him anymore.

What tweet landed Ellen DeGeneres with one of the top five most retweeted tweets ever?

The tweet that earned Ellen the top spot of most retweeted tweet in 2014 was a group selfie of her and some other famous Oscar attendees. It has been retweeted over 3 million times.

TikTok is a popular social networking platform for what?

TikTok is a popular video creation platform. It is similar to Vine, but its videos can last up to 15 seconds for normal videos or 60 seconds for looping videos. It is mostly used by teenagers.

What does it mean to "go viral"?

When something "goes viral," it means that it is seen by a massive amount of people across a variety of platforms, typically in a short amount of time. The actual point in time when something has "gone viral" or not cannot be explicitly defined.

Who was the first YouTuber to reach 1 million subscribers?

The channel known as FRED was the first channel to reach 1 million subscribers. The channel was known for its videos centering around Fred Figglehorn, a fictional 6-year-old boy with an unnaturally high voice.

What was Snapchat originally called?

Snapchat was originally going to be called Picaboo. When it was originally designed, it was believed that the target audience was going to be college girls. App developers thought it would be used to take pictures of shoes and social events.

What site allows users to become mayors of certain locations?

Foursquare allows its users to become mayors of various locations. A person will become the mayor of a place if they have visited that place more than any other user. This is determined by how many times a person has checked in.

Which social media star recently sold her bath water to her fans?

Belle Delphine recently sold her used bath water to eager fans who doled out $30 for a small amount of the gamer's bath to keep for their very own. She has since tried selling an "Extreme" version of her bath water which comes in a much larger size than its lesser-priced counterpart.

What was the first tweet ever tweeted?

The first tweet ever was "just setting up my twttr." It was sent by co-founder Jack Dorsey. The site was originally set to be called "Twttr," which is why the popular site as it's named today seems to be lacking a few vowels in his tweet.

Mark Zuckerberg created which popular social media site?

Mark Zuckerberg is the most notable creator of Facebook. In addition to him, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes aided in the birth of the popular social media platform. They created the site while they were in college.

What is an avatar?

Avatar is the name given to the visual icon that a user chooses to represent them online. This may be a picture of themselves, a character they like or any number of things that they use to be unique.

What does GIF stand for?

GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. GIFs are a fun way to communicate with others, because they can often grasp how a person feels about a situation through a short animation or series of photos.

Facebook is currently banned in what two countries?

The site is currently blocked in China and North Korea. Both countries are very limiting as to what their citizens are allowed to see from beyond their borders. Facebook was seen as a threat because it can bring like-minded people together, like it did for China in 2009. People who sought independence used the site to plan and coordinate riots against the government.

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