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Technology In Action

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. 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.

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

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

4. 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

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

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

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

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

9. 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.

10. 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

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

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

13. 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.

14. 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.

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

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

17. 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

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

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

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

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

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

23. Plays animation and movies through Web browsers

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

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

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

27. A personal journal that uses video as the primary content - and the most popular of these is YouTube

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

29. 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

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

31. 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.

32. 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

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

34. An XML-based format that allows frequent updates of content on the World Wide Web.

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

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

37. The 's' at the end of https

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. E-commerce transactions between businesses and consumers.

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

41. The average speed of DSL is __________ Mbps.

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

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

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. Top-level domain is reserved for the military

46. A location on the Web.

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

48. 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)

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

50. Measurement of how fast data travels between computers