Student 2.0: Vocab. Sheet
As I regularly waste time on Digg, I came upon an interesting video yesterday that claimed that 19-21-year-olds don’t really know about and don’t really care about web 2.0.
I don’t know. But, either way, it shouldn’t! So since HackCollege is here to turn you into the very best “Student 2.0″ you can possibly be, I’d like to give you all a quick rundown of the terms we will be using in this class:
- Asynchronous: adj. Not in real time (like responses that do not occur simultaneously, such as a discussion board).
- Blog: n., v. An online journal that displays entries in reverse chronological order. Comments are generally possible. And HackCollege is a very popular one!
- (Web) Browser: n. The software you use to interact with text, images, video over the Internet. Popular examples include Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Netscape.
- DRM: Digital Rights Management. Allowing publishers and copyright owners to control access to digital data.
- F2F: Face-to-Face. In other words, a meeting in “real life”.
- Folksonomy: A collaborative labeling system that lets users categorize web pages, online fotos, video clips, etc. using “tags”. Check out del.icio.us.
- FTP: File Transfer Protocol. A way for two computers to connect –to transfer files.
- Podcast: n. Multimedia (usually audio) that you can subscribe to –like a newscast.
- P2P: Peer-to-Peer. A type of network where many users can share bandwidth to spread files, music, video, anything. Think Napster.
- RSS: Really Simple Syndication. A family of webfeed formats that let you subscribe to updates on a website, blog entries, podcasts, etc. Check out the orange icon to the left of this very site!
- Social networking: Think Facebook. These internet applications connect friends, business partners, etc.
- Student 2.0: Not a 2.0 GPA. Rather, the second generation of students utilizing Web 2.0 to their advantage. Specifically, the students frequenting the HackCollege website!
- Synchronous: Look at “asynchronous”. Chats are real-time. Chats are synchronous.
- Tag: n., v. A keyword that describes a particular article, image, video clip on the internet. These are usually created by the person who posted the material.
- Vlog: Think of the many that are on YouTube. Essentially, it’s a blog that’s made by taking videos.
- Web 2.0: The second generation of websites –simpler, cleaner, and much more interactive than ever before. It’s all about collaboration and social networking among users now.
- Wiki: n. Think Wikipedia. It’s a type of website that allows its users and/or visitors to edit the website’s content.
- XML: Extensible Markup Language. It’s a language used to facilitate the sharing of data. Look at RSS.