In Net Smart, Rheingold defines “metacognition” as:

  1. having a sense of mindfulness
  2. thinking about thinking
  3. the action of repeating for memorization
  4. awareness of distraction.


What is “transmission control protocol” responsible for?

  1. Reliably delivering data
  2. Addressing and routing
  3. Translating hostnames to addresses
  4. Formatting for exchanging information


When do we experience ambient overload?

  1. When we find multiple sources to an answer
  2. When we can’t pinpoint required information that is of importance that we feel overwhelmed
  3. When we are surrounded by so much information that is of immediate interest to us that we feel overwhelmed
  4. When we are a part of multiple concepts such as group, community and social network


According to Arthur Himmelman’s taxonomy on networking, coordination, cooperation and collaboration, cooperation could be defined as…

  1. enhancing the capacity of another for mutual benefit and to achieve a common purpose shared by sharing risks, resources, responsibility, and reward by exchanging information and modifying activities
  2. all involved parties share information and agree to modify their activities for mutual benefit
  3. the exchange of information for ones own benefit
  4. exchanging information, modifying activities, and sharing resources for mutual benefit and to achieve a common purpose

Himmelman’s taxonomy

goal interaction commit eg
networking connection passing . conference
coordinate different modify for mutual benefit .. timing
cooperate similar & common purpose hunting
collaborate same & enhancing & sharing …. WP


Email apnea is a process in which one…

  1. Neglects to filter or label their emails
  2. Unintentionally falls asleep while reading emails or text messages
  3. Holds their breath when reading an email or text message
  4. Does not reply to received emails or text messages


Explain the concept of altruistic punishment and an example of a situation in which it can be seen.


In Chapter 3, Rheingold describes participatory culture. He accepts all of the following definitions except:

  1. It is one in which members who believe that their contributions matter
  2. It is one with relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civil engagement
  3. It is one in which members must completely rely on one another
  4. It is one with some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experience is passed along to novices


In chapter 3, Rheingold discusses the concept of “playbor”, which is considered to be one of the following:

  1. The act of engaging in social games online
  2. The conflicts between self-interest and collective action that we experience in daily life
  3. The act of punishing those who break the institution’s rules; the glue that holds society together
  4. The idea that other people are somehow benefiting from our participation online


Explain the concept “Tragedy of the Commons” and provide an example. How can this problem be avoided?

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In “Net Smart”, the order of levels of greatest to least risk and commitment of the components of Himmelman’s taxonomy is: a) Networking, Cooperation, Collaboration, Coordination b) Networking, Collaboration, Cooperation, Coordination c) Networking, Coordination, Collaboration, Cooperation d) Networking, Coordination, Cooperation, Collaboration


What is spyware?

  1. Unsolicited mail.
  2. Programs that run on your computer, sending information about you somewhere else.
  3. Type of social engineering which makes the victim do something foolish by pretending to have a personal relationship with them.
  4. Attacks which try to convince the recipient to voluntarily hand over information that can be used for theft.


In the chapter Shaped, how does Professor Reagle define self-esteem? With this, how is or how can self-esteem be effected with the daily use of social media?


What is the basic idea behind Robert Putnam’s “Bowling Alone”?

  1. Not being part of bowling team
  2. Not having a partner to bowl with
  3. Decline in Americans being together
  4. Americans increase in social capital