DSST Computers #2
Flashcards used to study for DSST Intro to Computers exam taken from key terms in Discovering Computers Fundamentals 2010
Terms in this set (89)
Business that provides individuals and companies access to the Internet free or for a fee.
Program that extends the capability of a browser; often used to enhance multimedia. See also plug-in.
List of names and e-mail addresses, created and stored by a user.
Appearance of motion created by displaying a series of still images in sequence.
Music, speech, or any other sound.
Web site consisting of time-stamped articles, or posts, in a diary or journal format, usually listed in reverse chronological order. Blog is short for Weblog.
Worldwide collection of blogs.
Saved Web address that you access by clicking its name in a list. See also favorite.
High-speed Internet connection provided through cable, DSL, fiber, radio signals, or satellite.
Application software that allows users to access and view Web pages. Also called a Web browser.
cable Internet service
High-speed Internet access provided through the cable television network via a cable modem.
cellular radio network
High-speed Internet connection for devices with built-in compatible technology or computers with wireless modems.
Element of an electronic storefront that allows a customer to collect purchases.
social networking Web site
Web site that encourages members in its online community to share their interests, ideas, stories, photos, music, and videos with other registered users. Also called an online social network.
Process of transferring data in a continuous and even flow.
Search tool that classifies Web pages in an organized set of categories and subcategories.
Process of a user adding his or her e-mail name and address to a mailing list.
surfing the Web
Activity of using links to explore the Web.
Option where the browser displays a tab (similar to a file folder tab) for each Web page you open.
Small version of a larger graphic.
Identifies the type of organization associated with the domain.
Process of a user removing his or her e-mail name and address from a mailing list.
Process of transferring documents, graphics, and other objects from a computer to a server on the Internet.
Unique address for a Web page. Also called a Web address.
A number that uniquely identifies each computer or device connected to the Internet. See also Internet Protocol address.
ISP (Internet Service Provider)
Regional or national Internet access provider.
Short for Hyperlink. Built in connection to another related Web page.
Group of email names or addresses given a single name.
Media Sharing Web Site
Specific type of online social network that enables members to share media such as photots, music, and videos.
Popular Web-based type of discussion group that does not require a newsreader.
Format that reduces an audio file to about one-tenth of its original size, while preserving much of the original quality of the sound.
Current version of a popular video compression standard.
Any application that combines text with graphics, animation, audio, video, and/or virtual reality.
Worldwide connection of networks that links millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals. See also Internet.
Short for Internet etiquette, the code of acceptable behaviors users should follow while on the Internet.
Online area in which users have written discussions about a particular subject.
real-time typed conversation that takes place on a computer.
Location on an Internet server that permits users to chat with each other.
To move the mouse pointer to a button or link on the computer screen, and then to press and release the left mouse button.
Business that gathers and organizes Web content and then distributes, or feeds, the content to subscribers for free or a fee.
Internet access that takes place when the modem in your computer connects to the Internet via a standard telephone line that transmits data and information using an analog (continuous wave pattern) signal.
Text version of an IP address.
Process of a computer receiving information, such as a Web page, from a server on the Internet.
Type of digital technology that provides high-speed Internet connections using regular copper telephone lines.
Short for electronic commerce. A business transaction that occurs over an electronic network such as the Internet.
Combination of a user name and a domain name that identifies a user so he or she can receive Internet e-mail.
Software used to create, send, receive, forward, store, print, and delete e-mail messages.
Users bid on an item being sold by someone else. The highest bidder at the end of bidding purchases the item. eBay, and Amazon are two examples.
Online Service Provider (OSP)
This supplies Internet access, but this also has many members-only features that offer a variety of special content and services such as news; weather; legal information; financial data; hardware and software guides; games; and travel guides. (Ex. AOL)
Online Social Network
A Web site that encourages members in its online community to share their interests, ideas, stories, photos, music, and videos with other registered users
A special software that allows you to listen to an audio file, like iTunes, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player.
usually small piece of software that adds features to or enhances a larger piece of software
A downloadable audio file that can be listened to on your computer or mp3.
A web site that offers a variety of internet services from a single convenient location, like google, good search Netscape and yahoo!
Is a real time internet connection that notifies you when 1 or more people are online and then allows you to instant message them.
RSS 2.0 (Really Simple Syndication)
Is a specification that content aggregators use to distribute content to suscribers
Satellite Internet Service
Provides high-speed internet connections via satellite to a satellite dish that communicates with a satellite modem.
A software program you can use to find Web sites, Web pages, and Internet files.
A word or phrase entered in a search engines text box that describes the item you want to find
Symbols used on the Internet to express emotion.
Saved Web address that you access by clicking its name in a list. See also bookmark.
Fiber to the Premises (FTTP)
Technology that uses fiber-optic cable to provide high-speed Internet access to home and business users.
High-speed Internet connection that uses a dish-shaped antenna on a house or business to communicate with a tower location via radio signals.
Internet standard that permits file uploading and downloading with other computers on the Internet.
Digital representation of nontext information such as a drawing, chart, or photo. See also graphical image.
First page that a Web site displays.
Wireless network that provides Wi-Fi Internet connections to mobile computers and other devices.
Built-in connection to another related Web page or part of a Web page. See also link.
Instant messaging (IM)
Real-time Internet communications service that notifies a user when one or more people are online and then allows the user to exchange messages or files or join a private chat room with those people.
Worldwide collection of networks that connects millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals. Also called the Net.
Major carriers of network traffic on the Internet.
Unique combination of characters, such as letters of the alphabet and/or numbers, that identifies a specific user.
Full-motion images that are played back at various speeds.
Blog that contains video clips.
virtual reality (VR)
Computers used to simulate a real or imagined environment that appears as a three dimensional (3-D) space.
Term used to refer to all vlogs worldwide.
Technology that allows users to speak to other users over the Internet using their desktop computer, mobile computer, or mobile device.
Worldwide collection of electronic documents called Web pages, the Web is one of the more popular services on the Internet. Also called the World Wide Web.
Term used to refer to Web sites that provide a means for users to share personal information, allow users to modify Web site content, and have application software built into the site for visitors to use.
Unique address for a Web page. Also called a URL (Uniform Resource Locator).
Web site that allows users to access and interact with software through a Web browser on any computer or device that is connected to the Internet. See also Web application.
Application software that allows users to access and view Web pages. Also called a browser.
Electronic document on the Web, which can contain text, graphics, audio, and video and often has built-in connections to other documents.
development and maintenance of Web pages.
Computer that delivers requested Web pages to a computer.
Collection of related Web pages and associated items, such as documents and pictures, stored on a Web server.
Short for wireless fidelity. Type of broadband Internet connection that uses radio signals to provide Internet connections to wireless computers and devices.
Collaborative Web site that allows users to create, add to, modify, or delete the Web site content via their Web browser.