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Technology In Action

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. A __________ is a structured outline of Web sites organized by topics and sub topics.

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

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

4. The part of the Internet used the most. What distinguishes the Web from the rest of the Internet are (1) its use of common communication protocols (such as Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol - or TCP/IP) and special languages (such as th

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

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

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. A clip of audio or video content that is broadcast over the Internet using compressed audio or video files in formats such as MP3.

9. 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.

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

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

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

13. 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.

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

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

16. 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.

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

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

19. A set of programs that searches the Web for specific words (or keywords) you wish to query (or look for) and then returns a list of the Web sites on which those keywords are found.

20. The 's' at the end of https

21. Top-level domain is reserved for the military

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

23. Is a wildcard or placeholder feature that is helpful when you need to search with unknown terms.

24. An expansion card that enables a computer to connect other computers or to a cable modem to facilitate a high-speed Internet connection.

25. The maximum speed of DSL is __________ Mbps.

26. A list that shows the hierarchy of previously viewed Web pages within the Web site that you are currently visiting. Shown at the top of some Web pages - it aids Web site navigation.

27. A social networking service

28. E-commerce transactions between businesses.

29. A device that enables users to have wireless Internet access with mobile devices such as PDAs and notebooks.

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

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

32. A program created by the U.S. government - the objective of which is to fund the research and development of cutting-edge networking technologies. Major goals of the program are the development of enhanced wireless technologies and increased network

33. Internet-based communication in which senders and recipients correspond.

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

35. A location on the Web.

36. 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.

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

38. E-commerce transactions between businesses and consumers.

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

40. Most browsers now offer tabbed browsing - which allows for convenient navigation.

41. Ebay is an example fo this type of web site

42. The main or opening page of a Web site.

43. A computer running a specialized operating system that enables it to host Web pages (and other information) and provide requested Web pages to clients.

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

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

46. The three parts of a search engine?

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

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

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

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