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Technology Terms

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Blog
An internet journal that others can see such as Twitter.
Browser
A program used to access the WWW(World Wide Web) and view the many files on the WWW or Internet.
CD-Rom (Compact Disk read-only memory)
A compact disk that cannot have other files written on it. Holds 700 Mb of space.
DVD (Digital Versatile Disc)
Optical storage disc. Holds 4.7 GB, 6.4 times more than a CD.
Facebook
Free social networking site.
Flash Drive
Flash memory data storage device integrated with a USB interface.
Flickr
An image and video hosting website
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
Image file type
HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
The most common markup language for Web sites.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
A method of compression for photographic images
Podcast
A series of audio or video files which are distributed over the Internet for download
Skype
Software to make calls over the internet
Twitter
Micro blogging and social networking site
Webcam
Camera connected to a computer
Webquest
Online learning activity used by educators
Wiki
A page of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to modify content
RAM (Random Access Memory)
The most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform tasks while the computer is on
ROM (Read Only Memory)
Memory where the contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed
Central Processing Unit
the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
Motherboard
The main circuit board of a microcomputer. The motherboard contains the connectors for attaching additional boards.
Hard Drive
Contained within your computer's tower, the hard drive provides the PC's main storage area. It contains My Documents, and all the other folders and programs on the C: drive.