Technology in Action, 9e Chapter 3 (System Software) -- Buzzwords

Technology in Action, 9e Chapter 3 (System Software) -- Buzzwords

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble.
aggregatormetasearch engineUniform Resource Locator (URL)
blogs (Weblogs)podcastWeb 2.0
Bookmarkssearch engineWeb browser
e-mailsocial bookmarkingwiki
hyperlinksocial networking 
instant messaging (IM)RSS feed 
keywordtag 

Instructions: Fill in the blanks using the words from the Word Bank above. Note that using HINT or CHECK (more than once) will affect your overall score. Your answers also are CASE-SENSITIVE.

Knowing he has only a few minutes before class, Juan launches Internet Explorer, the
(1) software from Microsoft that allows him to connect to the Internet. He quickly goes to Facebook, the (2) site, to catch up on the activities of his friends, and then checks his (3) for any electronic mail communication he may have received from his professors. He also reads a few of the updates to the online journal Engadget.com, one of his favorite (4) .
At home, Juan types a (5) into Google, the (6) , to find Web sites he needs for a research paper. One of the first sites listed is Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that takes advantage of the collaborative nature of (7) technology. Because anyone can add, change, or edit content on Wikipedia, Juan knows that he can’t rely completely on this information, but finds that it is usually a pretty good starting point for his research. Juan then checks out Dogpile.com, a(n) (8) that searches the search engines Yahoo! and Bing in addition to Google. Juan clicks on a(n) (9) , the specially coded text in the resulting list in Dogpile, which links him to a Web site that will be useful in his research. He adds a(n) (10) with a meaningful keyword in the (11) site Delicious so he can see how many others find this Web page interesting, and what similar Web pages others have found that might also be helpful for Juan’s research. Juan also notes the (12) of the Web site so that he can add it to his bibliography. Finally, before going to bed, Juan opens up iTunes, a(n) (13) aggregator that collects the latest updates of broadcasted media using a(n) (14) , which ensures that the latest content is available. Juan listens to the (15) of one of his favorite radio shows that he subscribes to and then goes to sleep.