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Technology In Action

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. A computer that provides resources to other computers on a network.

2. A location on the Web.

3. E-commerce transactions between businesses.

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

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

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

7. 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

8. 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.

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

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

11. A social networking service

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

13. The maximum speed of DSL is __________ Mbps.

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

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

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

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

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

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

20. 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

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

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

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

24. Also known as tagging

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

26. 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.)

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

28. The 's' at the end of https

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

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

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

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

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

34. Plays animation and movies through Web browsers

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

36. E-commerce transactions between businesses and consumers.

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

38. 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.

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

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

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

42. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

48. 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.

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

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