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Technology In Action

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. 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 -

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

3. (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.

4. 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

5. E-commerce transactions between businesses.

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

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. Also known as tagging

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18. 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.

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

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

21. A computer that provides resources to other computers on a network.

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

23. Top-level domain is reserved for the military

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

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

26. 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

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

28. 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.

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

30. 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

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

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

33. The three parts of a search engine?

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

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

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

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

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

39. A method of communication - similar to a discussion group or forum - in which people create threads - or conversations. In a thread - a newsgroup member will post messages and read and reply to messages from other members of the newsgroup.

40. 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)

41. 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.)

42. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

48. 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.

49. 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.

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