Participatory Culture

10 Questions
Participatory Culture

This quiz is designed to test the students' comprehension of the reading material presented in Fuchs' Social Media and Delwiche's Participatory Cultures Handbook. All questions are derived from chapters within these two books.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to Halavais, blogging is merely one technology in a chain that gave birth to social media.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Identify three distinguishing features of Web 2.0 as described by Fuchs
    • A. 

      Transformation from "platformed" sociality to networked communication

    • B. 

      Easy to Use

    • C. 

      Emphasis of the HTML-based link

    • D. 

      Facilitates Sociality

    • E. 

      Provides users with free publishing and producing platforms

  • 3. 
    Accordig to Matthew Allen and Trebor Scholtz, the social media applications of today first evolved from what technology in the 1990s? 
    • A. 

      Google

    • B. 

      Blogs

    • C. 

      Wikis

    • D. 

      "Classmates"

  • 4. 
    According to Halavais, what makes blogs special is that:
    • A. 

      They are not created by mass-media corporations and are personal spaces of exploration

    • B. 

      Simply having the ability to publish as an individual is enough to create an atmosphere of personal expression because every will ignore the tokens of existing commercial mass culture

    • C. 

      They provided space for exposition and reflection and inhibited the ability to interact with other, creating a micro-universe of free thought

    • D. 

      There was no cost associated with the technology making it available to everyone

  • 5. 
    Which statement is false?
    • A. 

      Tonnies’ and Marx’s notions of the social have in common the idea that humans work together in order to produce new qualities of society

    • B. 

      According to Marx, the ownership of the means of production should remain specific to the individual producer

    • C. 

      According to Max Weber, not every type of contact of human beings has a social character

  • 6. 
    According to Mittell, core principles of the wiki include (check all that apply):
    • A. 

      Transparency

    • B. 

      "Top-Down" control

    • C. 

      Collective Intelligence

    • D. 

      Relative Anonymity

    • E. 

      Centralized individual participation

    • F. 

      Fluidity

  • 7. 
    Define a Fanboy auteur according to Suzanne Scott.
    • A. 

      An opinionated fan who writes controversial fan-fiction in contrast to the actual written work

    • B. 

      An industry strategy for managing production and shaping audience expectation

    • C. 

      Figurehead of a transmedia franchise who attempts to break the barriers between producers and consumers

  • 8. 
    According to Jenkins, Guiding Spirit is to auteur as                         is to networks and producers
    • A. 

      The Powers At Be

    • B. 

      The Man

    • C. 

      The Authority

    • D. 

      The Law of the Land

  • 9. 
    According to Di Marco, the aim of localization is not to produce literal equivalence of the original text, but rather to create the same effect in the game experience for the players as the original text sought to create.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What are three localization challenges for game companies trying to be sensitive to cultural specificity?  
    • A. 

      The characters intent, wardrobe, and ethnicity

    • B. 

      The characters way of talking, wardrobe, and interaction with the game world

    • C. 

      The characters way of talking, intent, and ethnicity

    • D. 

      The characters intent, way of talking, and interaction with the game world