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Web 2.0 a perceived 2nd generation of web development and design, that FACILITATES COMMUNICATION, secure INFORMATION SHARING, interoperability, and COLLABORATION on the World Wide Web. Introduced in 2004
Applet make the Web more dynamic and entertaining and have given a helpful boost to the Java programming language.
Avatar a character that represents an online user. Avatars are commonly used in multiplayer gaming, online communities, and Web forums.
Blog Short for "Web Log," this term refers to a list of journal entries posted on a Web page.
Firewall limits the data that can pass through it and protects a networked server or client machine from damage by unauthorized users.
Flash allows Web developers to incorporate animations and interactive content into their websites.
Hyperlink a word, phrase, or image that you can click on to jump to a new document or a new section within the current document.
HTML (Hyper-Text Markup Language) This is the language that Web pages are written in.
Moodle Stands for "Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment." Moodle is an open source course management system. provide an organized interface for e-learning, or learning over the Internet.
Netiquette etiquette on the Internet. Good netiquette involves respecting others' privacy and not doing anything online that will annoy or frustrate other people.
RSS Stands for "RDF Site Summary," but is commonly referred to as "Really Simple Syndication." RSS is method of providing website content such as news stories or software updates in a standard XML format.
Social Networking allow users to be part of a virtual community. The two most popular sites are currently Facebook and MySpace. These websites provide users with simple tools to create a custom profile with text and pictures.
Streaming commonly seen in the forms of audio and video streaming, is when a multimedia file can be played back without being completely downloaded first.
Tag indicate what should be displayed on the screen when the page loads. Tags are the basic formatting tool used in HTML (hypertext markup language) and other markup languages, such as XML.
Twitter online service that allows you to share updates with other users by answering one simple question: "What are you doing?"
Wi-Fi Short for "Wireless Fidelity." Wireless network components that are based on one of the Wi-Fi Alliance's 802.11 standards.
Widget small program run by the Mac OS X Dashboard or the Yahoo! Widget Engine. Some common widgets include weather guides, flight trackers, calendars, & search boxes for various websites. Convenient tools since they are always only one click or keystroke away.
Wiki Web site that allows users to add and update content on the site using their own Web browser.
WYSIWYG Stands for "What You See Is What You Get," and is pronounced "wihzeewig." Software that accurately represents the final output during the development phase.
Zip "Zipped" or compressed file. involves compressing one or more items into a smaller archive. A zipped file takes up less hard drive space and takes less time to transfer to another computer.
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