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Comp - Internet 6th

Vocabulary terms and evaluating the Internet

Internet global colleciton of computer networks connected to each other for exchanging information
World Wide Web (WWW) a graphical collection of electronic documents that are linked together like a spider web used to exchange information
5 items needed to access the Web - Personal Computer - Web Broswer Software - Internet Service Provider (ISP) - Servers - Routers & Switches
Web Page An electronic document written in a computer language
Web Site One or more web pages that relate to a common theme
Hyperlinks Text and images that reference the URL's of other web pages
Uniform Resource Locator (URL) Unique address which identifies the web page location on the server
Domain Name Part of the URL that tells you the name of the companies, universities, organizations
Web Browser Software program used to access the World Wide Web
5 items when evaluation Internet Information - Who is the author - Who is the publisher - How current is the information - Is there references to other sources - What is the point of view
Chat a form of interactive online communication that allows users to have real time conversations
Instant Messaging Technology that gives users the ability to identify people online and to exchange messages with them in real time
Blog A website where users can post a chronological, up-to-date e-jounal entry of their thoughts.
Twitter A free, real-time short messaging service (SMS) that delivers messages on computers and handheld devices.
Bookmark An internet bookmark acts as a marker for a website.
Wiki Website that allows users to add and update content on the site using their own Web browser.
Facebook Social networking website, originally designed for college students.
MySpace Online community allowing friends to network, originally started as a webstie that bands could use to promote their music.
Linkedln A business-oriented social networking site that enables users to connect with colleagues, look for a job or business relationships and get answers to industry questions.
Cyber Harassment The uses of cyberspace to harass a target.
Netiquette The etiquette of cyberspace - conduct while online that is appropriate and courteous to other Internet users.
Created by: carieggen