Chapter 8

Direct Internet connections are typically ____ connections.
Web portal
The accompanying figure shows the MSN ____ , a specially designed web page that brings information together from diverse sources in a uniform way.
Video content delivered at the user’s request is called ____.
Application Service Providers (ASP)
____ are companies that provide computer-based services to customers over a network.
A(n) ____ is a collection of an individual’s work accessible through a Web site.
Online music ____ allow you to purchase and then download music singles and albums to your computer, mobile phone, or portable digital media player.
internet backbone
The primary infrastructure that makes up the ____ is typically owned by communications companies, such as telephone and cable companies.
Which of the following is NOT a web browser?
____ is charged with such responsibilities as IP address allocation and domain name management.
Online shopping and online investing are examples of ____.
internet options
Internet Explorer users can view and/or delete cookies and other temporary files by using the ____ dialog box.
____ is an online news tool designed for facilitating the delivery of news articles, podcasts, and other content regularly published to a Web site.
Cable Internet Access
____ is the most widely used type of home broadband connection, with over half of the home broadband market.
In a nutshell, blogs are designed for primarily one-way running communications, while ____ are intended to be modified by others.
The standard term for the technology that allows you to make voice calls using a broadband Internet connection instead of a traditional phone line is ____.
instant message and video chat
The program in the accompanying figure allows you to ____.
instant messaging
____ allows you to exchange real-time messages.
Many Web pages today use ____ —small text files that are stored on your hard drive by a Web server, typically the one associated with the Web page being viewed—to identify return visitors and their preferences.
To determine if the information from a Web page can be trusted, you should evaluate both the ____ and the source.
online portfolio
Common online investing services include the ability to set up a(n) ____ that displays the status of the stocks you specify.
ISP (Internet service providers)
____ are businesses or other organizations that provide Internet access to others, typically for a fee.
lack of face-to-face contact
The ____ is cited as a disadvantage of Web-based training and distance learning by some educators.
phrase searching
One of the most straightforward ways to improve the quality of the hits returned in a search is to use ____—essentially typing more than one keyword in a keyword search.
Anthony is passionate about politics and enjoys sharing his views with others over the Internet. A couple of times a wek, Anthony makes a new post to his personal ____, which is a Web page that displays entries in chronological order.
____, as it relates to the Internet, encompasses what information about individuals is available, how it is used, and by whom.
search engine
Most search sites use a ____—a software program—in conjunction with a huge database of information about Web pages to help visitors find Web pages that contain the information they are seeking.
Conventional dial-up connects to the Internet at a maximum of ____.
Web 2.0
____ generally refers to applications and services that use the Web as a platform to deliver rich applications that enable people to collaborate, socialize, and share information online.
Third Party
___ cookies are cookies placed on your hard drive by a company other than the one associated with the Web page that you are viewing—typically a Web advertising company