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Technology In Action

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. The portion of a domain name that identifies who maintains a given Web site. For example - berkeley.edu is the domain name for the University of California at Berkeley - which maintains that site.

2. Internet access that is enabled by transmitting data at the speed of light through glass or plastic fibers.

3. A communication device that works to translate digital data into an analog signal and back again.

4. Anything that involves one or more forms of media plus text.

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

6. Software installed on a computer system that allows individuals to locate - view - and navigate the Web.

7. It can actually be safer to use your credit card online than in a traditional retail store because it eliminates the human factor from the equation. True or False

8. The suffix - often of three letters - in the domain name (such as .com or .edu) that indicates the kind of organization the host is.

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

10. E-commerce transactions between businesses and consumers.

11. 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

12. A plug-in that views and prints Portable Document Format files is __________.

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

14. A protocol for sending data between computers on the Internet.

15. E-commerce transactions between consumers through online sites such as eBay.com.

16. All the following are parts of a URL EXCEPT __________. hyperlink; protocol; domain name; path

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

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

19. A protocol used to upload and download files from one computer to another over the Internet.

20. 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

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

22. 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.

23. 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.)

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

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

26. A gaming environment in which thousands of participants interact in a virtual game world by assuming roles of fictitious characters.

27. Technology that enables video files to be fed to a browser continuously. This lets users avoid having to download the entire file before viewing.

28. __________ is an XML-based format that facilitates the delivery of frequent content updates on Web pages.

29. Measurement of how fast data travels between computers

30. A location on the Web.

31. 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.

32. A part of a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). Domain names consist of two parts: the site's host and a suffix that indicates the type of organization. (Example: popsci.com)

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

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

35. The main pathway of high-speed communications lines over which all Internet traffic flows.

36. The broadcast of audio or video content over the Internet. Unlike a podcast - a webcast is not updated automatically.

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

38. A way to connect to the Internet using a small satellite dish - which is placed outside the home and is connected to a computer with coaxial cable. The satellite company then sends the data to a satellite orbiting the Earth. The satellite - in turn -

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

40. A metasearch engine - such as Dogpile - searches other search engines rather than individual Web sites.

41. 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.

42. Walmart.com is an example of this type of web site

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

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

45. A broadband connection has a transmission speed of __________.

46. Top-level domain is reserved for the military

47. A weblog is a personal log or journal posted on the web.

48. The 's' at the end of https

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

50. The protocol that allows files to be transferred from a Web server so that you can see them on your computer by using a browser.