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  • 30.11 Google

    Google is the world’s most widely used search engine. Almost 70% of all web searches are done through Google, with 2.5 billion searches per day by early 2010. Google combs the web for all the (...)
  • 30.11 Facebook

    Facebook is quite literally a portrait gallery, and is one of the most popular social networking sites. For a free subscription, it brings together people with common interests. Facebook was (...)
  • 30.11 Netrep or E-reputation

    This is your reputation on the internet (it’s an abbreviation of “net reputation”). When someone enters your name in Google, what comes up on page 1 (the most read)? The profile you have used to (...)
  • 30.11 Curator

    A curator, a word suggested by Kaesse, tracks the new data published on the web, classifies and sorts it in much the same way as a museum curator classifies and inventories its works, while (...)
  • 30.11 Breaking news

    The very latest information – the kind all news junkies hope to get hold of before the others do. Breaking news has replaced the good old "scoop" in the vocabulary of today. In this 3.0 society, (...)
  • 30.11 Blogger

    A blogger is someone who writes a blog. The best-known bloggers are real opinion leaders. You can send them products “for testing” but they are supposed to be independent (more so than the press) (...)
  • 30.11 Blog

    This is a personal journal broadcast on the internet. The term originally used was Web Log (or Weblog), like a ship’s log kept by the captain. By extension, a log became a personal journal, and a (...)
  • 30.11 Avatar

    Unless you are both blind and deaf, there’s not much chance you won’t have heard of an avatar. The term was brought into common use by James Cameron, who directed the film “Avatar”, one of the (...)
  • 30.11 At sign, arrobas … or just @

    The @ functions as the separator in an email address. It is of course pronounced “at”, as in me [at] work [dot] org. OK, so you knew that much. However, the origins of this odd character and its (...)
  • 30.11 Application

    An application is basically a programme, synonymous with “software” or still better, “tool”, as one piece of software can contain several applications. The term is frequently used to refer to the (...)

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