Digital Life 101
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A website or Web application where headlines and other content are collected for easy viewing. Google News, which compiles news articles and posts, is one example.
A two- or three-dimensional icon that represents a computer user or a gamer. It can be a cartoonish graphic, a photograph, a screen name, or a fully-developed character.
From the term "weblog", it is a type of website usually updated by an individual or a group of bloggers. Some examples provide news or opinions on a specific subject, while others are more like online journals. Most publications allow readers to leave comments on posts.
This is the act of saying mean things online, usually in ALL CAPS, and often in a public forum with the intention to humiliate. Flame wars can occur easily online, as it can be difficult to figure out people's intentions or emotions online.
A remix or blend of multiple songs, videos, or other media content into one product. Fan fiction writing is one form of this, as writers take characters from a well-known video game, movie, or book, and rewrite their actions or relationships.
A massively multiplayer online game is usually an online virtual world that multiple players navigate and play in together. While in this virtual world, their avatars chat, cooperate, and quest together, oftentimes towards a goal.
A network allows for sharing of mp3s, videos, and other digital files by transferring information directly between two computers rather than by going through a central server. P2P technology is also behind the popular Internet phone service Skype.
The illegal act of sending emails or messages that appear to come from authentic sources, but really come from spammers. Often, this is done to try to get people to send personal information, everything from account numbers to passwords.
A downloadable video or audio file that can be verbal, based on a certain topic, or can include music, video, and commentary. Most are updated regularly through the addition of new episodes.
A broad term that usually means the ability to control what information you share about yourself online and who can see/share it.
This refers to all the information about you that appears online. It can be photos, audio, video, texts, "likes", or even comments made on friends' posts.
The ideas, opinions, impressions, or beliefs that other people have about you; something that you can't be totally sure about but that you usually want to be positive or good.
Information that identifies a specific person. For example, it could be a specific street name, phone number, or other sensitive information. It could also include pictures of your home, your school, vehicles, etc.
Sharing too much online-usually referring to sharing too much personal information or just too much about yourself in general.
This is an area in any digital product, app, website, etc. where you can define or adjust what you share and how your account is handled, including your privacy settings.
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