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Technology In Action

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. 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.

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

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

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

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

6. 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.

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

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. E-commerce transactions between businesses and consumers.

10. Measurement of how fast data travels between computers

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

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

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

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

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

16. 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.

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

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

19. E-commerce transactions between businesses.

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

21. The three parts of a search engine?

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

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

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

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

26. 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

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

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

29. Plays animation and movies through Web browsers

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

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

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

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

34. 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.

35. 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)

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

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

38. 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

39. 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

40. 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.

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

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

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

44. 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 -

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

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

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

49. __________ is an XML-based format that facilitates the delivery of frequent content updates on Web pages.

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