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Digital Age Meraphors

Webinar
: Short for Web-based seminar, a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web.
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Worm

Worm
: Worms spread from computer to computer, but unlike a virus, they have the capability to travel without any human action.
World Wide Web
: Written by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990, a system of Internet servers that support specially formatted documents. The documents are formatted in a markup language called HTML (HyperText Markup Language) that supports links to other documents, as well as graphics, audio, and video files.
Web Page
: A document on the World Wide Web.
Windows
: The Microsoft operating system, or the rectangular display frames which the Microsoft system uses.
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Virus

Virus
: A virus attaches itself to a program or file enabling it to spread from one computer to another, leaving infections as it travels. Like a human virus, a computer virus can range in severity.
Trojan Horse
: The Trojan Horse, at first glance will appear to be useful software but will actually do damage once installed or run on your computer.  Those on the receiving end of a Trojan Horse are usually tricked into opening it because they appear to be receiving legitimate software or files from a legitimate source.
Sleep (as in the computer is going to sleep)
: An energy-saving mode of operation in which all unnecessary components are shut down.
Traffic
: The people accessing a website.
Terminal
: A personal computer connected to a mainframe.
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Tag

Tag
: A command inserted in a document that specifies how the document, or a portion of the document, should be formatted.
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Tab

Tab
: A graphic representation (like the tab on a physical folder) marking another web page.
Surfing (the internet)
: Coined by Jean Armour Polly in 1992, the term “surfing” is generally used to describe a rather undirected type of Web browsing in which the user jumps from page to page rather whimsically, as opposed to searching for specific information. The term “surfing” imagines this act as liberating, surfacial/superficial, and dangerous. Polly (ironically and importantly, a librarian), first used the term in an essay instructing parents on how to safely introduce children to the Internet. Danger and play are inextricable in this concept.
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Spyware

Spyware
: Any software that covertly gathers user information through the user’s Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes.
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Spam

Spam
: Electronic junk mail.
Slides (Powerpoint)
: The individual, graphic frames of a sequential presentation.
Shopping Carts/Baskets
: File for product identifications chosen for purchase.
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Server

Server
: A computer or device on a network that manages network resources.
Search Engine
: Programs that search documents for specified keywords and returns a list of the documents where the keywords were found.
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Scrape

Scrape
: Web Scraping refers to an application that processes the HTML of a Web page to extract data for manipulation such as converting the Web page to another format.
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Run

Run
: To execute a program.
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Reply

Reply
: To respond to an email.
Recycle Bin
: File for deleted material.
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Portal

Portal
: A Web site or service that offers a broad array of resources and services, such as email, forums, search engines, and online shopping malls.
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Palette

Palette
: The set of available colors.