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Technology In Action

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. 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.)

2. (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.

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

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

6. 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

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

8. 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

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

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

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

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

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

15. The average speed of DSL is __________ Mbps.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24. A feature in Microsoft Internet Explorer that places a marker of a Web site's Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in an easily retrievable list in the browser's toolbar. (Called Bookmarks in some browsers.)

25. Largest computer network in the world

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

27. 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

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

29. 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.

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

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

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

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

34. The 's' at the end of https

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

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

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

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

39. A social networking service

40. A popular open source browser software

41. The maximum speed of DSL is __________ Mbps.

42. Top-level domain is reserved for the military

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

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

45. 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.

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

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

48. Plays animation and movies through Web browsers

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

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