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Technology In Action

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. The main pathway of high-speed communications lines over which all Internet traffic flows.

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

3. Software programs that access your Internet service provider - which acts like an electronic post office

4. Largest computer network in the world

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

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

7. 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.

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

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

10. (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.

11. Plays animation and movies through Web browsers

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

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

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

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

16. A location on the Web.

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

18. 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.

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

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

21. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

28. The three parts of a search engine?

29. A social networking service

30. A computer that requests information from a server in a client/server network (such as your computer when you are connected to the Internet).

31. E-commerce transactions between businesses and consumers.

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

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

34. E-mail communications are private. True or False.

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

36. A __________ is a structured outline of Web sites organized by topics and sub topics.

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

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

39. A means of synchronous group communication used in discussion forums.

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

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

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

43. Measurement of how fast data travels between computers

44. 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.

45. 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.

46. Also known as tagging

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

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

49. Software that enables a user to display and interact with text and other media on the Web

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