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Infromation Overload Usability and Interactive Media
Terms in this set (28)
Any type of device or medium in which information can be maintained for later retrieval.
Characteristics of Storage
Longevity, Capacity, Portability, Accessibility, and Reproducibility.
Communication that takes place through a medium, such as writing or recording, as opposed to unmediated communication, such as face-to-face discussions.
A type of medium in which a reader, viewer, or user must go through the medium in the order received in order to find specific information.
Random-Access Memory (RAM)
Usually used for a type of computer memory and abbreviated to RAM, in storage-technology terms it is a type of medium that allows for a reader or viewer to randomly obtain specific pieces of content by doing searches, using an index, or taking some other action.
The most common base unit used to measure computer storage information, it consists of eight bits, in a combination of 0's and 1's, to form letters, numbers and all modes of computer information that are displayed.
Uses light in the form of lasers to store and read data of all types, whether text, audio, or video. Using light is highly efficient: it permits storage devices to record vastly greater amounts of data in small spaces and enables faster retrieval of the stored data than from magnetic storage devices.
A cutting-edge field of technology research that involves items that are nanometers in length and that promises to revolutionize many fields, ranging from electronics, information storage, and even medicine.
The practice of advertisers paying to have their products displayed prominently and used in television sow and movies
Moving Picture Experts Group, established in 1988 and responsible for creating the standards for digital and audio compression. The abbreviation is also used to denote the types of compression, such as MPEG-1, MPEG-4 and so on.
The audio component of MPEG that emerged in the mid 1990s as an ad hoc standard for pirated digital audio.
One method in search engine marketing in which companies bid for words and pay the search engine a certain amount every time the word is searched and their listing is clicked on.
Search Engine Optimization
A strategy that utilizes website design, careful choice of keywords, links, and other techniques to show prominently in online searches.
Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
Paying a search engine such as Google to have a listing appear prominently when searched.
A search engine that searches search engines for information, compiling the results for users.
Vertical Search Engines
A specialized search engine that searches within a highly specific field, thus giving users more relevant results within that field than more general search engines.
The difficulties associated with dealing with the vast amounts of information available to us and making sense of it.
A technological way of referring to the junction between a medium and the people who use it.
A device that is used in most television screens and computer monitors, in which electrons are transmitted to a screen for viewing.
The ratio of a screen's height to its width.
In a computer environment, doing several activities at once with a variety of programs, such as simultaneously doing word processing, spreadsheet, and database work while conducting real-time chat through an instant messenger service.
Christopher Latham Sholes
Known for developing what is known as the QWERTY keyboard. This keyboard slows down the user and prevents the keys from jamming in a typewriter.
Douglas C. Engelbart
The inventor of the computer mouse.
The general term for any interaction between humans and computers, either through devices such as keyboards, mice, touch screens, or voice recognition.
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
A computer interface that shows graphical representations of file structures, files, and applications, in the form of folders, icons, and windows.
The practice of posting deliberately obnoxious or disruptive messages to discussion groups or other online forums simply to get a reaction from the participants.
A word or words used by websites to help search engines index and describe a site, typically unseen by humans unless looking at the website's code.
Organic light-emitting diode screen, a type of thin, flexible screen that will change how and where we are able to view content on screens.
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