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A Google application that allows users to produce ads to appear in Google searches. Users only pay each time searchers click on their advertisement.
A continuous, linear stream of information. All information has to travel in sequential order (like a phone line or a record)
Analog vs. Digital:
Analog is slower because it requires one, linear path for information transfer. Digital is speedier because the information is broken into pieces (0s and 1s) that can bounce around in packets and then reassemble at the end of the transmisison. It is faster because there are multiple paths for the packets to travel through simultaneously and there is no physical line required.
A type of software, an application lies on top of an operating system and allows the user to manipulate the commands that control the hardware and completeing a specific task. Examples: Word, Excel, Adobe, etc. Google is an Internet application
A system of ones and zeros used by a computer to manipulate electricity to represent more sophisticated activity.
A collection of links to other weblogs.
Bluetooth Proximity
Using Bluetooth technology to send messages to people using Bluetooth devices when they pass within a certain range. Example: Restaurant review
Closed Source
Opposite of Open Source. Licensing ownership limits use of product or services.
Cost per click. Ad appears when key word appears in Google. Adverstiser sets a limit for how much they are charged. Price of word based on auction, who is willing to pay the most for that word.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD). It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and development projects for DoD, and pursues research and technology where risk and payoff are both very high and where success may provide dramatic advances for traditional military roles and missions.
a social bookmarking website -- the primary use of is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders. You can also use to see the links that your friends and other people bookmark, and share links with them in return.
information broken up into packets of 0s and 1s so that they can be transferred simulataneously through mulitple channels. No physical line required for communication
The removal of the middle man. In media, the Internet has removed the middle men involved in publishing and as a result, everyone can publish content.
Domain Name Server, translates domain names into IP addresses. Example: is translated to
Digital Rights Management. Application that allows copyright holders to manage how their products are used. Usually restricts installment to only the person who purchased the product.
User generated classification system to organize web pages. Example: the key words entered to describe posts.
Google Juice
The presumed quality inherent in a Web site that enables it to appear at or near the top of search engine results, particularly those of the Google search engine.
A search bot used by Google. It collects documents from the web to build a searchable index for the Google search engine.
Google bombing
A certain kind of attempt to influence the ranking of a given page in results returned by the Google search engine, often with humorous or political intentions.[1] Because of the way that Google's algorithm works, a page will be ranked higher if the sites that link to that page use consistent anchor text. A Google bomb is created if a large number of sites link to the page in this manner.
HyperText Markup Lanaguage,The markup language used to create web pages. Tim Berners-Lee invented HTML as the first universal format for the Internet.
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, oversees the Internet, including the management of assigning domain names and IP addresses
Machine understandable information for the web. In HTML, metadata is information such as a document's keywords, description, and author contained in the meta tags of the HTML document.
A South Korean online newspaper with the motto "Every Citizen is a Reporter". It was founded by Oh Yeon Ho on February 22, 2000. It is the first of its kind in the world to accept, edit and publish articles from its readers, in an open source style of news reporting. About 20% of the site's content is written by the 55-person staff while the majority of articles are written by other freelance contributors who are mostly ordinary citizens.
operating system
Operating system refers to the system that allows the user to interact with the hardware. The operating system translates the commands. Examples: Windows (90% of all operating systems used), MACOS, LINUX
How digital information is delivered. Small pieces of information travel more effectively, faster and more efficient, than the continuous line of analog.
Where a webpage is located within search results. These are most often used to discuss Google searches, and their ever-changing mathematical algorithm used to create search results. These results can make or break businesses who rely on online advertising.
Pay-Per-Click. One form of payment plan for advertisers online. Each time a customer click on their ad, they are charged for the service. The more popular the search term
the more expensive the advertisement can be.
A URL that points to a specific blogging entry even after the entry has passed from the front page into the blog archives. Because a permalink remains unchanged indefinitely, its use avoids link rot.
Pervasive Computing
The concept that digital, computer functions are everywhere. Technologies include cell phones, MP3s, Blackberry, and RFID.
Intellectual property rights to products or services limiting the use to third parties. This can range from software to books/poetry.
RAW Format
The ones and zeros format that information is translated into when burning a CD
Reed's Law
The value of a network increases exponentially if members of network for sub-groups. (2n + n -1)
Radio Frequency Identification, an identification system using radio waves. Examples: KastleKeys used to access buildings or tags used on clothing to reduce theft
Recording Industry Association of America - the trade group that represents the US recording industry. The organization credits itself with working to protect intellectual property rights worldwide and the First Amendment rights of artists. The RIAA also certifies the Gold, Platinum, Multi-platinum, and Diamond sales awards for music.
Rich Site Summary / Really Simple Syndication is a medthod to syndicate website content. This is done by creating an XML document which summarizes specific site content such as news, blog posts or comments and forum threads.
Sarnoff's Law
The value of a network is proportional to the size of the audience. Originally applied to broadcast networks
Computer whose job it is to serve, icluding running software aplications. Any home computer can be a server.
Short Message Service, text messaging
Programs that allow a computer to perform tasks. Example: Microsoft Word
Software program that browses all of the pages on the net, copies the content and then indexes the information. Also known as a crawler or web crawler.
Means of identifying or logging information or metadata. Similar to card catalog of libraries. Websites can tag themselves with "technology" or "comic books" to more easily be found in searches.
When a Bluetooth device is used to notice other Bluetooth-capable devices within a small area. People then contact each other through the devices.
Traces the number of computers accessed to get to the web server.
A notification when another blog cites your blog using a PermaLink
Uniform Resource Locator; an address that specifies the location of a file on the Internet (eg
User-Generated Media
Photos or videos taken by an individual that is then used by the media.
web application that allows users to add content, as on an Internet forum, but also allows anyone to edit the content. Wiki also refers to the collaborative software used to create such a website
World Wide Web, A system of interlinked, hypertext documents that runs over the Internet (the individual web pages).
XML is the abbreviation for 'Extensible Markup Language' and designates a universal data format for publishing and exchanging structured documents on the Internet or Intranets. RSS uses XML.
Intellectual Property OR Internet Protocol (as in TCP/IP)