Commonly used digital terms:
About me: a personal page about you that works across platforms on the internet
Adobe Creative Suite: software for image and video construction
Alt Text: text used to describe an image on a webpage when an image doesn’t display
Blog: a web log, or online journal
Cache: a temporary collection of data on a web page
CAPTCHA: Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart
Copyright: exclusive rights to published material
Copywriter: a writer for commercial purposes
Creative Commons: An alternative to traditional copyrights, this site is a repository of content that originators allow to be duplicated and shared according to specified terms.
CSS: Cascading Style Sheets
CSV: comma separated values
Digital: electronic, able to be read by a computer
- the ability to interpret and design nuanced communication across fluid digital forms.
- the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills: http://connect.ala.org/node/181197#sthash.U0AyjQyk.dpuf
- A digitally literate person will possess a range of digital skills, knowledge of the basic principles of computing devices, skills in using computer networks, an ability to engage in online communities and social networks while adhering to behavioral protocols, be able to find, capture and evaluate information, an understanding of the societal issues raised by digital technologies (such as big data), and possess critical thinking skills.
Directory: ordered lists of websites in various categories.
DNS: Domain Naming System
Domain: The distinguishing name of a server
Flog: Fake blog or Failure Blog
Forum: an online discussion group
Gif: Graphics Interchange Format. An 8-bit-per-pixel bitmap image format using up to 256 colors.
Google Applications (Google aps):
HTML: HyperText Markup Language
HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol
ISP: Internet Service Provider
Lynda.com: technical support system with concise video instruction on a range of topics
Meta data: Information about a web page and the elements on it that provide context and relevancy to search engines
Moodle: an academic course management system.
OS: Operating System
Photoshop: A raster-based Adobe product used for illustration and photography
Ping: Packet Internet Groper–verifies a link or a connection to the Internet.
Plug-in: An extension that adds on capabilities to a software package or application
PSD: Photoshop document (.psd)
QWERTY: a full keyboard
RSS: Really Simple Syndication–allows you to receive/ syndicate information without having to refresh
SEO: Search engine optimization
SIM: Subscriber Identity Module, the identifying chip in a phone
SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Spider: An automated program that scans or crawls web pages to gather information for search engines. Also called trawlers, crawlers and robots, or bots.
Tag: A tag indicates or labels content
URL: Uniform (or Universal) Resource Locator
UX: User Experience
Vlog: Video log
VoIP: Voice Over Internet Protocol is a system for voice and sound to be streamed live across the internet
WAP: Wireless Application Protocol
Widget: A window for user interaction