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Technology In Action

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. A means by which people use the Internet to communicate and share information among their immediate friends - and meet and connect with others through common interests - experiences - and friends.

2. A type of connection that uses telephone lines to connect to the Internet and that allows both phone and data transmissions to share the same line.

3. Seeing the VeriSign seal is a guarantee that a Web site is secure. True or False

4. A Web site's unique address; an example is microsoft.com.

5. A feature in some browsers that places a marker of a Web site's Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in an easily retrievable list. (Bookmarks are called Favorites in Microsoft Internet Explorer.)

6. Means by which people use the Internet to communicate and share information and meet and connect with others of common interest

7. A device that converts (modulates) the digital signals the computer understands to analog signals that can travel over phone lines. The computer on the other end also must have a modem to translate (demodulate) the received analog signal back to a di

8. A network of networks that is the largest network in the world - connecting millions of computers from more than one hundred countries.

9. A connection to the Internet using a standard telephone line.

10. Devices that fit either into a USB port or a special slot on the side of a notebook.

11. The main pathway used by data traffic on the Internet

12. A program that enables users to communicate online in real time with others who are also online.

13. The maximum speed at which data can be transmitted between two nodes on a network; usually measured in megabits per second (Mbps).

14. Technology that enables audio files to be fed to a browser continuously. This lets users avoid having to download an entire file before listening.

15. A social networking service

16. A keyword or term that Internet users assign to a Web resource such as a Web page - digital image - or video.

17. A word used to refine logical searches. For Internet searches - the words AND - NOT - and OR describe the relationships between keywords in the search.

18. E-commerce transactions between businesses.

19. Tools and Web-based services that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users.

20. A high-speed Internet connection such as cable - satellite - or digital subscriber line (DSL).

21. A structured outline of Web sites organized by topics and subtopics.

22. A software program that goes out and grabs the latest update of Web material (usually podcasts) according to your specifications.

23. A type of Web site that allows anyone visiting the site to change its content by adding - removing - or editing the content.

24. A bookmark that delivers updates to you as soon as they become available - using Really Simple Syndication (RSS).

25. A type of broadband Internet connection that uses a television's cable service provider to connect to the Internet.

26. An online game in which play occurs among hundreds or thousands of other players over the Internet in a persistent or ever-on game environment. In some games - players can interact with other players through trading - chatting - or playing cooperativ

27. An area on the Web where people come together to communicate online. The conversations are in real time and are visible to everyone in the chat room.

28. Top-level domain is reserved for the military

29. A small software program that 'plugs in' to a Web browser to enable a specific function

30. A software program that runs on a computer and is used to send and receive e-mail through the ISP's server.

31. A computer that hosts the Web site that is being requested

32. Which of the following is NOT an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client application? Trillion Pidgin Facebook XChat

33. A type of specially coded text that - when clicked - enables a user to jump from one location - or Web page - to another within a Web site or to another Web site altogether.

34. The general rules of etiquette for Internet chat rooms and other online communication.

35. (1) A specific word a user wishes to query (or look for) in an Internet search. (2) A specific word that has a predefined meaning in a particular programming language.

36. A network - consisting of client and server computers - in which the clients make requests of the server and the server returns the response.

37. The information after the slash indicates a particular file or path (or subdirectory) within the Web site.

38. _________ broadband is primarily used in rural or mountain areas where other broadband service is unavailable.

39. E-commerce transactions between businesses and consumers.

40. A _____________ is a list of pages within a Web site that have been visited.

41. A feature in Microsoft Internet Explorer that places a marker of a Web site's Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in an easily retrievable list in the browser's toolbar. (Called Bookmarks in some browsers.)

42. A type of Web site that allows users to change its content by adding - removing - or editing the content

43. A clip of audio or video content that is broadcast over the Internet using compressed audio and video files such as MP3s and MP4s

44. A program that constantly collects information on the Web - following links in Web sites and reading Web pages. Spiders get their name because they crawl over the Web using multiple 'legs' to visit many sites simultaneously.

45. The process of conducting business online for purposes ranging from fund-raising to advertising to selling products.

46. A personal online journal that uses video as the primary content in addition to text - images - and audio.

47. The 's' at the end of https

48. A method of communication - similar to a discussion group or forum - in which people create threads - or conversations. In a thread - a newsgroup member will post messages and read and reply to messages from other members of the newsgroup.

49. To access the Internet - your computer is assigned a unique identification number called a(n) __________

50. A location on the Web.