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Technology Vocab 6

TSDE Vocabulary 6 - Internet Usage

TermDefinition
AUP a set of rules and guidelines by the network administrator that are set up to regulate Internet use and to protect the user; Acceptable Use Policy
advertisement a notice or announcement in a public medium promoting a product, service, or event or publicizing a job vacancy
bandwidth the amount of information that one can send through a connection, measures in bits-per-second (Bps); a standard page of English text contains about 16,000 bits
browser the software application that allows you to view Internet pages
boolean operators define the relationships between words or groups of words. [i.e. ( ), NEAR, NOT, AND, OR]
cyberbully the electronic posting of mean-spirited messages about a person (as a student) often done anonymously
domain name the unique address name for an Internet site
DNS this is a service that stores, translates, and retrieves the numerical address equivalents of familiar host names that you use everyday; Domain Name System
ethernet a common method of networking computers in a Local Area Network (LAN)
firewall technology that prevents users from visiting inappropriate web sites, and protects the network from unauthorized users
freeware software written and then donated to the public, so anyone is free to copy it and share it with their friends. This is not the same as shareware or commercial software, which is supposed to be paid for
FTP a set of rules that allows two computers to "talk" to one another while transferring files from one to another; File Transfer Protocol
home page an introductory screen on a web page on the World Wide Web, used to welcome visitors; it serves as a table of contents to the rest of the pages of the site
hypermedia a program that contains links to other media, such as audio, video, or graphics files
hypertext link a way of linking text to other text or pictures, allowing the user to easily access information
hacker an unauthorized person who secretly gains access to computer files
host the name given to a computer directly connected to the Internet. Host computers are associated with computer networks, online services, or bulletin board systems; a host computer on the Internet could be anything from a mainframe to a personal computer
HTML this is the coding language used to create sites on the World Wide Web; Hypertext Markup Language
IP number a unique number consisting of four parts separated by dots, for example 129.237.247.243; this is the number assigned to a host machine; Internet Protocol number
Local Area Network computers that are connected together in the same room, building, or nearby building; LAN
links connections that bridge one image, page, or word to another by clicking on a highlighted word or phrase
netiquette etiquette governing communications on the Internet
online resources internet information available to a computer user
online safety precautions taken to protect personal information and images from being misused by others
refine improve by making small changes; make more subtle and accurate
Created by: jeremyjohnston