Chapter 2 Quiz

true
no single person or government agency controls or owns the internet
false
the W3C is responsible for maintaining all networks and content on the Internet
true
users typically pay additional fees for mobile hot spot and tethering services
false
a gigabyte is the basic storage unit on a computer or mobile device and represents a single character
true
a dynamic webpages contents generate each time a user displays the page
true
most browsers are available for download at no cost
false
mobile apps sometimes have fewer features than a web app
false
a subject directory is software that finds websites, webpages, images, videos, maps and other information related to a specific topic
true
when you post digital content online, it is a good idea to tag it so that it is easy to locate and organize
true
the term, blogosphere, refers to the worldwide collection of blogs
false
tethering is the process of transferring data in a continuous and even flow, which allows users to access and use a file while it is transmitting
false
one way to protect yourself from identity theft online is to retain all your cookies in your browser
host
any computer that provides services and connections to other computers on a network
IP address
a sequence of numbers that uniquely identifies the location of each computer or device connected to the internet
registrar
an organization that sells and manages domain names
domain name system (DNS)
the method the internet uses to store domain names and their corresponding IP addresses
proxy server
another computer that screens all your incoming and outgoing messages and protects your identity while browsing
hypertext transfer protocol
a set of rules that defines how webpages transfer on the internet
informational and research
a website that contains factual material, such as libraries, encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, guides and other types of reference
portal
a website that offers a variety of internet services from a single, convenient location
tethering
technique that transforms a smartphone or internet capable tablet into a portable communications device that shares its internet access with other computers and devices wirelessly
internet backbone
term used to refer to the major carriers of network traffic
domain name
text based name that corresponds to the IP address of a server that hosts a website
web server
computer that delivers requested webpages to your computer or mobile device
tag
short descriptive label that you assign to digital content so that it is easier to locate at a later time
cat fishing
online practice of creating a fake profile to form relationships with unsuspecting users
wiki
collaborative website that allows users to create, add, modify or delete website content via a browser
curation website
website or web app that allows users to collect and compile content from a variety of websites about a particular topic or theme
chat
real time typed conversation that takes place on a computer or mobile device with many other online users
cyberbullying
harassment, often involving teens and preteens, using technology