The 17-item survey was not extensive, but did show that knowledge seemed to exist in pockets. Some questions were a bit obscure -- only 9 percent knew the first graphical Web browser was Mosaic -- but others just seemed to be a collection of common knowledge, such as the character limit on Twitter (140 according to a correct 60 percent.) It seemed like an odd game of bar "Jeopardy".
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We would have liked to have seen, instead of photographs of Bill Gates (83 percent got it right) and Sheryl Sandberg (21 percent got it right), the survey asking more questions about Internet issues including privacy and net neutrality. How much do people know and really understand about their technological world? Is it more or less than we think?