LearnKey: IC3 GS5 Living Online Glossary

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.com
A domain type which is designated for commercial use.
.edu
A domain type which is designated for educational institutions.
.gov
A domain type which is designated for governmental institutions.
.net
A domain type which is designated for networks and is often used by Internet service providers.
.org
A domain type which is designated for organizations. .org is most often used by nonprofit and trade sites.
Add-on
A small program which adds functionality to a browser.
Address Book
An area of an email application which stores information about email contacts the user sends emails to.
Bandwidth
The rate of data transfer in relation to a specific Internet connection.
Bcc
A blind carbon copy (Bcc) is a method used in email applications which keeps the identity of users receiving a copy of an email private.
Blog
An online journal where an individual or group of individuals can write about personal opinions, activities, experiences, events, or reviews. A blog often reflects the personality of the author.
Breadcrumbs
A trail on a browser which indicates which sites were visited.
Browser
A program which allows users to display HTML files and navigate the Internet.
Bus Topology
A communication network which can send information back and forth on a single cable. This signal will travel to every machine the cable is connected to until it finds the correct location.
CSS
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is scripting which allows a designer to format the layout of a webpage.
Cache
Information stored by a computer which tells about the webpages visited.
Calendar
A tool used in email applications for scheduling and planning purposes.
Cc
A carbon copy (Cc) is an email sent to a user who is not required to respond to the original message.
Censorship
The act of filtering specific content from being accessed on a business, school, or private network.
Cookies
Small text files where are saved on a computer by various websites. These files allow a website to recognize the computer and remember preferences.
Copyright
Laws which ensure that the creator of an original work retains the rights and license to distribute, record, publish, or copy the work as well as the authority to assign others to do the same with the original work.
Cyberbullying
An act of aggression toward an individual by using an electronic device on the Internet.
DNS
Domain Name System (DNS) is a translation of an IP address which translates the address as a name such as google.com.
Data Size
A measurement of the size of the data which is measured by bits.
Desktop Email Application
A type of email application, such as Microsoft Outlook, which is installed onto a computer.
Digital Identity
The presence an individual has in a digital medium like the Internet.
Email
A method of communication used to send electronic messages using the Internet. In a business environment, it is best used when a lot of data needs to be shared with a lot of people and a history of the communication needs to be recorded.
Email Attachment
A file, picture, folder, or other document sent alongside an email.
Email Header
An email tool used to include information about the sender, the application used to create the email, and any information about the servers the email passed through.
Email History
An email application feature used to save old emails for future reference.
Email Signature
A way for a user to personalize an email and allow the recipient to get in contact with them if need be.
Ergonomics
The study of how to improve the interaction between humans and electronic devices.
Event
A moment in time on an individual's calendar which can be shared with others.
Fair Use
A copyright stipulation which indicates that works can be used without permission provided that the use is reasonable and does not adversely affect the profit that may be expected by the copyright owner.
Forum
A part of a larger website which is used to discuss views and ideas about a particular issue.
Forward
A method used in email applications to send an email to an individual not included in the original message.
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is a system of tags which define webpage layouts and items that may appear within the page.
IP Address
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a unique identifier which is given to a computer or other electronic device and allows it to be located on a network using the Internet Protocol.
Instant Messaging
A tool used to communicate in web and business environments. It is a preferred method of communication in a business or corporation because it can be archived for future reference and it is a company-wide system.
Intellectual Property
An idea, process, or physical creation that comes from the work of the mind.
Internal Social Network
A type of social network which is not available to the general public. Some examples include Yammer and Slack.
Internet
A network of computers which provides access to information, images, and video, and allows for the exchange of information.
Mesh Topology
A topology network which connects every device with all other devices on the network.
Network
A set of computers which have been connected via cable or Wi-Fi for the purpose of sharing resources.
Online Conferencing
A way to communicate using a VoIP system or conferencing application like Skype or Google Hangouts. It is effective for when a lot of information needs to be shared and discussed with many individuals.
Open Social Media Site
A social network which is available to anyone with a valid email address. These include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.
Plagiarism
The act of taking an idea, work, or other creation that belongs to another person and passing it off as one's own work.
Point-to-Point
A network topology which only allows communication between two points.
Reply
An email response method used to send an email message to the original sender.
Reply All
An email response method used to send a message to anyone included in the original message.
Ring Topology
A network topology which send signals in one direction with each computer or device in the ring repeating the signal until the signal reaches the destination.
Screen Time
The amount of time an individual spends with a device that has a screen.
Social Network
A website or application which allows users to communicate with each other by posting images, messages, articles, etc.
Spam
An unsolicited email sent to a massive audience. Often the message has no relevance to the recipient.
Star Network
A network topology where each computer is connected to a central server which handles communications from device to device.
Streaming
A method of transmitting data over a network in a continuous flow. Streaming usually applies to video and audio data.
Texting
A form of communication using cellular devices. It is not always an appropriate form of communication in a business environment, however it is effective for sending short messages.
VoIP
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a form of communication which uses IP networks to deliver voice communications.
Web-Based Email Application
A type of email application which is accessed using the Internet.
Wiki
An open website which allows members to join and collaborate on the editing of its content and structure.