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Digital Literacy Quiz


Planeta.com’s Digital Literacy Quizplaneta.com/digital-literacy-quiz – never ends (like the trial of humanity on Star Trek Next Generation). The core skills and cultural references are simply updated! Your input has great value. Be willing to play (!) and learn (!!). Don’t be surprised if you end teaching others new ways of use these devices.

The following are semi-guided readings and examples of good practice of using Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other popular apps and platforms. Upgrade our world by upgrading yours.

Our view: upgrading communication skills is a worthy goal of its own. And yes, it’s a road without end. In our nearly 30 years of being an online portal, Planeta.com has had numerous interactions with good people doing good things who were stumped when it came to communicating their experiences, needs, and lessons learned. Whether it’s a website or discussion elsewhere on the web, they had few ideas how to share their experiences and goals and tended to complicate instead of simplifying communication strategies.

The digital world changes so frequently, it is impossible to keep up with all of the options, upgrades, and alternatives. Somehow it seems ‘you have to be everywhere at once.’ Our digital literacy skills, particularly for those working in education, conservation, and tourism, need to be challenged and upgraded on a regular basis if we need to be effective collaborators.

Are we personally comfortable? Can we explain this to others in a friendly and helpful manner? This questions will be explored and hopefully articulated online.

Suggestions are welcome. The quiz and related handouts can be used and shared freely in classrooms and workshops. We ask for attribution and that you continue to share what you learn.

The quiz has been used in tandem with February’s Responsible Travel Week and ongoing workshops. Participants choose what they want to learn and score their own performances. We use various social media channels / networks / platforms and learn how to be more engaging on the social web.

Internally, the Quiz is part of our ongoing, effort of cyber housekeeping — updating content and the widgets embedded on our website to cheer on fave examples around the globe and co-create an enabling environment. If you find broken links or widgets that do not show up properly, please let us know.

Core Skills: Basics

  • Do you use more than one browser?
  • Do you share photos and videos?
  • Do you pay attention to your notifications?
  • Do you take screenshots from your phone and computer?
  • Bonus points: Do you Shazam?
  • Are you comfortable with voice writing?
  • Are you comfortable with collaborative notetaking?

Advanced: Webinars


  • Can you login on more than one device? = ¿Puedes iniciar sesión en más de un dispositivo (aparato)?


  • Please name the browser or browsers you use.
  • Have you checked for updates for your browsers?


  • Have you created an account on Zoom?
  • Have you participated in a Zoom call?
  • Have you initiated in a Zoom call?


  • Have you created an account on Facebook?
  • Have you created a public photo album?
  • Have you commented on a friend’s post?
  • Have you liked a friend’s post?
  • Have you adjusted notifications on or off for your friends?
  • Have you updated your cover photo, aka avatar?
  • Have you downloaded an image from Facebook?
  • Mobile users:
  • Do you have the Facebook app on your smartphone?
  • Have you checked in to a particular place?



Bonus points if you change it this week.


  • Have you created an account on YouTube?
  • Have you uploaded a video to YouTube?
  • Can you login on your laptop? On your phone? On your tablet?
  • Have you faved a video?
  • Have you subscribed to a YouTube channel?
  • Have you adjusted your YouTube account notifications?
  • Have you viewed your YouTube channel statistics?
  • Have you turned off an advertisement on YouTube?
  • Have you created a custom thumbnail image for your video?
  • Have you changed the license setting for any of your videos?
  • Have you adjusted the video viewing settings to 1080p?
  • Have you reviewed your viewing history?
  • Have you searched for a playlist?
  • Have you created a playlist?


  • Have you created an email address?
  • Have you created more than one email address?
  • Have you deleted an email?
  • Do you know the passwords to access your emails?
  • Have you changed the subject line in the reply to an email?
  • Have you forwarded an email?
  • Have you learned the difference between CC (Carbon Copy) and BCC (Blind Carbon Copy)
  • Instead of sending attachments, do you know how to share a link where the information can be downloaded?

Nerdy Gadgets

Business Owners: If you own a brick-and-mortar business, have you claimed your space on Facebook? On Google? If you have, claim double points.

Misc Notes

There’s a plus side for improving the visibility of noble goals such as regenerative and sustainable practices. If there disconnects, it’s time to heal them.

We settle into routines, which can be comfortable, perhaps too comfortable.

Elsewhere on the Web
Everything is too complicated – Verge

Guided reading


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