Thursday, 4 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 4-2-2016

Right … 

I’ve got time off, today.

Frankly, where shifts are short, at the slower end of the year.

It’s all good: I’m using some of my excess holiday time to make up the proverbial hours.

At least at least, that way, I get to work on the Friday Question Set: AND more stuff for the Gazette.

If I’m REALLY lucky … ?

I might just get out of the house, long enough to give my shoes an airing … 


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video

Q1) 4th February saw the founding of Facebook: in which year of the 21st Century?
Q2) The site was founded by a group of college room-mates, from which American University: Yale, Harvard or UCLA?
Q3) The founders included Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Facebook’s current CEO.   Who IS the CEO?
Q4) What was Facebook originally called?
Q5) Facebook was initially for students.   In which year did it open for the general public: 2005, 2006 or 2007?
Q6) Amongst many things, you can do what to your Facebook friends: peel them, poke them or slap them?
Q7) What does Facebook have: a ‘Like’ button, a ‘Follow’ feature or a ‘Places’ feature?
Q8) Facebook is a social network.   What’s Russian biggest social network: Nexopia, Vkontakte or Orkut?
Q9) Which site limits its users to 140 character ‘tweets’?
Q10) Finally … What was the name of the 2010 film about the founding of Facebook?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd February, 1995, saw Eileen Collins become the first female pilot of what: Concorde, the Space Shuttle or Air Force One?
A1) The Space Shuttle.
Q2) Setsubun is celebrated on the 3rd of February: in which Eastern country?
A2) Japan.
Q3) 3rd February, 1966, saw the Soviet Union land the Luna 9 probe: on what?
A3) The Moon.
Q4) 3rd February, 1969, saw Yasser Arafat named as leader of the … what?
A4) The Palestinian Liberation Organization: or PLO.
Q5) Finally … The USA severed diplomatic contact with Germany: on 3rd February, 1917.   After Germany declared its unrestrained use of what: mustard gas, land-mines or submarines?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I have one friend whose Facebook updates are exclusively complaining about Facebook.”
Paul F. Tompkins.
And this song … 

Have a good day … 

*        I hope that didn’t last long, Olga!   If it’s any help, BT are saying that some of us “… may need to reboot their equipment”.   I’m thankful I didn’t need to do that, with my router: I can never remember which button resets it … !

†        There’s other doing the rounds, Debbi.   There’s one that says Keith Moon and John Entwhistle were chatting to a mutual friend, about potential band names: when one of the pair commented that a particular suggestion had gone down like a lead balloon.   The friend in question was Jimmy Page … … …


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 2004
Q2) Harvard
Q3) Mark Zuckerberg
Q4) Not sure what you’re asking. The initial project Mark Zuckerberg created was Facemash, but that was closed down. Later they called it The Facebook… And that evolved into today’s Facebook.
Q5) 2006
Q6) Poke them (not sure you can still do it now…)
Q7) Like
Q8) Vkontakte
Q9) Twitter
Q10) The Social Network
These days I don't seem to manage to get out of the house much either...

Debbi said...

I heard it was Pete Townsend who coined the name, but who knows? :)

1. 2004
2. Harvard
3. Mark Zuckerberg
4. Facemash
5. 2006
6. poke them (some should be slapped -- ha! :)) (not you, of course!)
7. a 'Like' button
8. VKontakte
9. Twitter
10. The Social Network