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Monique CH. 2

Computing CH. 2

Access Provider An organization or business that provides internet access for free or for a fee.
Animation A simulation of movement created by a series of moving images (frames).
Audio The reproduction and transmission of sound stored in a digital format.
Blog A Web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual.
Browser Application software that's used to locate, retrieve, and display content from web pages on the World Wide Web.
Cable Modem A modem (a device allowing a computer to transmit data) designed to operate over cable TV lines.
Chat Room A virtual room where multiple chat sessions take place with independent users.
DNS Server (Domain Name System) An internet server that translates domain names into IP addresses.
Domain Name An English text translation of an IP Address.
Downloading Copying data from one source onto a peripheral device (like downloading music to a computer).
DSL (Digital Subscriber Lines) Technologies that transfer data via copper wires from a telephone switching station to a home or office.
E-Commerce Business conducted over the internet using any of the applications that rely on the internet (like email).
Emoticons Simulated faces or people used to express emotions in online chat.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) The proper protocol for exchanging files over the internet.
Home Page The main page of a website.
Internet A decentralized global network that connects millions of computers.
IP Address A unique series of numbers that is used to identify a specific computer or device.
ISP A company that provides internet service, including personal and business access to the internet.
Link A direct reference to another document that allows users to access that document when clicked.
Netiquette The internet guidelines for posting messages to online services (particularly internet news groups).
Plug-in A hardware or software module that adds a specific feature to a larger system (like Measure It for Google Chrome).
Portal A Website that offers an array of services or resources, like Yahoo! or AOL.
RSS The de facto standard for syndicated Web content. It can be used in several ways for the dispersion of information.
Search Engine Programs that search the web for specified keywords and returns a list of documents where the keywords were located (can be crawlers or spiders).
Streaming A technique for transferring data so that it can be processed steadily and continuously (without buffering).
Uploading To transmit data from a computer to a bulletin board service, mainframe, or network.
URL (Uniform Resource Locator) The global address of documents and other resources on the world wide web (made of a protocol identifier and a resource name).
VoIP A category of hardware or software that allows users to transmit their voices through the internet like a phone call (Skype!).
Web 2.0 The second generation of the world wide web that is dedicated to the collaboration between users that will enable them to share information online as easily as possible.
Web Browser A software application that runs only on computers that are connected to the internet; it allows users to view web pages and access other technologies.
Wi-Fi A collaborative website that comprises the perpetual collective work of many authors.
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