The Internet has developed its own language over the years, made up of technical terms and expressions that capture how we use it. How websmart do you think you really are? Let’s see if your vocabulary has bandwidth…
What is HTML?
- A filesharing system within social networks
- An instant messaging application
- A language developed to display web pages
Which of these terms refers to an application that filters data exchange to and from the Internet?
What does the A in ADSL stand for?
What do the three letters "www" stand for in an Internet address?
- web world widget
- world wide wireless
- world wide web
What is "tethering"?
- Hacking a computer account
- Sharing an Internet connection
- Viewing films on the Internet
What are Google's referencing tools called?
What is a "throbber"?
- A GUI component that invites you to wait while a page loads
- Someone who takes control of an Internet site remotely
- A tool offered by social networks to help you learn about their tool
What is phishing?
- Collecting information about users without their knowledge
- An attempt by software to automatically play or download advertising.
- An attempt to acquire personal information by pretending to be someone trustworthy.
What is does the term "URL" refer to?
- The contents of a file
- A character string that give a reference to an Internet resource web page
- The technology that allows P2P file sharing
What is an IP address?
- A number assigned to any device on an IP network
- The postal address of a server
- The GPS position of an Internet user
What letter is added to "http" to indicate secure browsing?
What protocol is used to transfer files on the Internet?
What do the letters "DNS" stand for?
- Domain Name Solution
- Domain Name System
- Domain Name Starter
What is the name of the protocol used by mailboxes to receive email?
What is the name of someone who sends unsolicited junk email?
- A spammer
- A junketeer
- A blogger
Result: [SCORE-MESSAGE] out of [NB-OF-QUESTION-MESSAGE]
As extinct as Latin! Proxy, HTML, spam… When you come across these strange words, it's like you're seeing a language from another planet. Maybe you go on the Internet from time to time, but you're not really a master of the web's vocabulary. But then again, you don't work in the It industry(at least we hope not...) and what really interests you is reading articles and checking your emails...
Elementary knowledge... A relatively decent score, which shows that you have a working knowledge of the language of the Internet, but not enough to make you a true professional. However there's still hope for you, just type the words HTML or URL into your favourite search engine and you'll quickly find the answer to all your questions!
Your mother tongue! Bravo, you are a true web addict. The Internet can't keep anything from you and you have its vocabulary at the tips of your fingers, whether the words come from computer terminology or even programming languages. In fact, this is probably why your family and friends call you as soon as they have the slightest problem understanding anything on the Internet!