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Computers: Understanding Technology, Fourth Edition
© Paradigm Publishing, Inc. Page 1 of 5
Chapter 7
The Internet and the World Wide Web
Chapter Outline
Key Terms
Study Questions
The Internet: A Global
Network
Internet service provider
(ISP)
What is the most significant technical
development of the twentieth century,
and why is it so important?
What five categories of activities can the
Internet perform?
Communications
What communications applications does
the Internet offer?
Electronic Mail
electronic mail (e-mail)
zipped file
download
What is the procedure for sending an e-
mail?
What types of electronic documents can
be sent as attachments?
What is the fastest way to send a large file
attachment?
What are the advantages of using free-e-
mail services over the mail service an
ISP provides?
Chat Rooms
chat room
real-time dialogue
What are the purposes of using a chat
room?
Instant Messaging
instant messaging (IM)
How does instant messaging differ from a
telephone conversation between two
people?
What is a handle?
What are three popular instant messaging
services?
What is a potential danger of instant
messaging?
Blogs
blog
blogosphere
What is the general purpose of a blog?
What is the largest and best known of
Web sites used by bloggers?
Social Networking Services
social networking services
Why are social networking services
convenient for groups of users?
Message Boards
message board (forum)
Why do users usually prefer message
boards to social networking services?
Streaming Video Sites
video streaming
What do steaming video sites offer?
Telecommuting
telecommuting
(teleworking)
What are the advantages of
telecommuting?
What percentage of workers in the United
States telecommute on a regular basis?
File Transfer Protocol
File Transfer Protocol
(FTP)
What is currently the standard method
used for transferring files on the
Internet?
Entertainment
What are the applications of
entertainment software?
Online Games
virtual reality (VR)
avatar
What are three free games that are
available online?
What is the most popular online game in
the world?
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Chapter 7
The Internet and the World Wide Web
Computers: Understanding Technology, Fourth Edition
© Paradigm Publishing, Inc. Page 2 of 5
Chapter Outline
Key Terms
Study Questions
Online Gambling
Why are online casinos difficult to
police?
Music and Video
MP3
What is the most popular of the music
download services?
What applications allow Internet users to
view video files?
Electronic Commerce
electronic commerce (e-
commerce)
Into what two categories is electronic
commerce divided?
What type of activity makes up the bulk
of B2C e-commerce?
What activities make up the bulk of the
B2B segment of e-commerce?
What is the top category of goods being
purchased by online shoppers?
Research
What is the purpose of a search engine?
Distance Learning
distance learning
How are online courses presented?
What is the major online course platform?
Connecting to the Internet
What nation in the world has the largest
number of Internet users?
Hardware and Software
Requirements
value added network
(VAN)
What five types of equipment and
software are required to connect to the
Internet?
What do VANs offer users besides a
connection to the Internet?
What are two popular VANs?
What are the disadvantages of free ISP
connections?
Types of Internet Connections
What are six different ways for users to
connect to the Internet?
Dial-up Access
dial-up access
How does a user connect with the Internet
using dial-up access?
Local Area Network (LAN)
Connection
local area network (LAN)
Internet connection
What is the major advantage of using a
LAN connection to the Internet?
Cable Modem
broadband
What is the average cost for a broadband
high speed connection?
Digital Subscriber Line
digital subscriber line
(DSL) Internet service
What is the major disadvantage of a DSL
Internet server?
Wireless
What is the fastest growing segment of
Internet service?
What is the major advantage of using a
wireless connection to the Internet?
Satellite
What equipment does a user need to use a
satellite connection to the Internet?
Navigating the Internet
surfing
Which steps must a user take to navigate
the Internet?
Web Browsers
What are the two most popular browsers?
Explain the four capabilities that are
offered by Microsofts Internet
Explorer and Moxillas Firefox.
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