Computers Chapter 2: The Internet

Animation
The appearance of motion created by displaying a series of still images in sequence
Audio
Music, speech, or any other sound
Bandwidth
The amount of data, instructions, and information that can travel over transmission media
Blog
Informational website consisting of time-stamped articles (posts) in a diary or journal format, usually listed in reverse-chronological order
Chat
A real-time typed conversation that takes place on a computer or mobile device with many other online users.
Email
The transmission of messages and files via a computer network. Short for electronic mail
Favorites
Links to preferred websites
Gigabyte
one billion characters
Hotspot
A wireless network that provides Internet connections to mobile computers and devices
Internet
A worldwide collection of computer networks that connects millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals
Megabyte
One million characters
Multimedia
Any application that combines text with media
Netiquette
The code of acceptable behaviors users should follow while on the Internet. Short for Internet etiquette
Portal
A website that offers a variety of Internet services from a single, convenient location
Registrar
Small, high-speed storage locations that temporarily holds data and instructions
Traffic
Communications activity on the Internet
Video
Images displayed in motion
VoIP
Technology that uses the Internet (instead of the public switched telephone network) to connect a calling party to one or more local or long distance called parties) and enables users to speak to other users via the Internet
Web server
A computer that delivers requested webpage to your computer or mobile device
Webpage
Each electronic document on the Web; can contain text, graphics, audio, and video.
Website
A collection of related webpage, which are stored on a Web server
Wiki
A collaborative website that allows users to create, add to, modify, or delete the content via their browser
True or False:
No single person or government agency controls or owns the internet.
True
True or False:
The W3C is responsible for maintaining all networks and content on the Internet.
False.
It is responsible for setting guidelines and standards for many areas of the Internet
True or False:
Users typically pay additional fees for mobile Hotspot and tethering services
True
True or False:
A gigabyte (GB) is the basic storage unit on a computer or mobile device and represents a single character.
False.
Byte is the basic storage unit
True or False:
Visitors to a dynamic webpage can customize some or all of the viewed content, such as desired stock quotes, weather, or ticket availability for flights
True
True or False:
Browsers usually are not included by default either mobile devices and smartphones
False.
Browsers usually are included by default either mobile devices and smartphones
True or False:
Mobile apps sometimes have fewer features than a Web app.
True
True or False:
A subject directory is software that finds websites, Web pages, images, videos, news, maps, and other information related to a specific topic
False. Search engine is software that finds websites, Web pages, images, videos, news, maps, and other information related to a specific topic
True or False:
One technique you can use to improve search results is to use specific nouns.
True
True or False:
The term, BLOGOSPHERE, refers to the worldwide collection of blogs
True.

What term refers to the worldwide collection of blogs

True or False:
Unregistered wiki users can review the content, as well as edit it and add comments
False. Only registered wiki users can review the content, as well as edit it and add comments
True or 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.
Streaming 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
A(n) ________ is any computer that provides services and connections to other computers on a network
Host
_________ access takes place when a modem in a computer connects to the Internet via a standard telephone line that transmits data and information using an analog signal.
Dial-up
A(n) ________ is a sequence of numbers that uniquely identifies the location of each computer or device connected to the Internet.
IP Address
You register a domain name through ________, which is an organization that sells and manages domain names.
ICANN
One way to protect your identity while browsing is to use a(n) ________, which is another computer that screens all your incoming and outgoing messages.
Proxy server
___________ is a set of rules that defines how webpages transfer on the Internet.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
A(n) __________ website contains factual information, such ad libraries, encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, guides, and other types of reference.
Informational
A(n) ________, which consists of a number sign (#) followed by a keyword, describes and categorizes a Tweet.
Hashtag
________ transforms a smartphone or Internet-capable tablet into a portable communications device that shares its Internet access with other computers and devices wirelessly.
Tethering
_______ represents the amount of data that travels over a network.
Bandwidth
Because all-numeric IP addresses are difficult to remember and use, the Internet supports ______.
domain names
An email address is a combination of a user name and a ____________ that identifies a user so that he or she can receive Internet email.
domain name