A technology that enables a user to interact with a computer by directly touching the screen, as opposed to using a mouse, keyboard, or stylus. This is made possible through a touch-sensitive membrane over the computer screen.
In general, the fourth dimension is the dimension we live in, containing
the dimensions length, height, width and time. This dimension is rarely
spoken of, because most people don't know time is dimension as well.
In mathematics the fourth dimension, or a four-dimensional ("4-D") space, is an abstract concept derived by generalizing the rules of three-dimensional (3-D) space. It has been studied by mathematicians and philosophers for almost two hundred years, both for its own interest and for the insights it offered into mathematics and related fields.
The process of matching domain names with their Internet Protocol numbers (IP numbers). A combination of computers and software (referred to as "name servers") use the data in the Domain Name System (DNS) to determine which IP numbers correspond to a particular domain name. Once the domain name is resolved, a Web site will "come up" when you type in a URL.
You've been "gatored" when you're visiting one website and find yourself being hijacked and whisked to a competitor's site. Named for a plug-in from Gator.com that does the dirty work, it's also known as hijackware.
When a Web server (or Web site) is unable to handle the number of requests it is recieving and it goes down (generally due to the servercrashing), it is said to be "slashdotted." This expression originated from slashdot.org, a technology news and information site which became so popular that when it mentioned another Web site, that site would become virtually unreachable because too many people were trying to access it.
Now the expression extends to anytime a Web site experiences a surge in user traffic to the point of a grinding halt because it is mentioned on any other Web site. This often results in Webmasters having to pay huge bills if they pay by bandwidth. You may hear it like this, "I can't load the page, the site must be slashdotted."
Slashdot is so popular that traffic from its links can cripple small Web sites, sometimes for days. So a couple of fans have set up a site called Mirrordot to alleviate the problem by hosting copies of sites mentioned on Slashdot.
In search engine technology, crawling refers to finding new online resources, such as new Web pages. Crawlers find these resources in a number of ways including collection frequency, which refers to the number of documents a term appears in compared to total number of documents; and term frequency, which is the number of occurrences of the search term in a document.�
The merging of the camcorder and the home computer, made possible by advances in home computing power and affordability. DTV opens new possibilities for both the videomaker and the PC enthusiast and is considered to be at the forefront of video technology.
Computers haven't been around all that long, but they've already left a legacy - and for most companies it's a nightmare. As companies move to more modern and sophisticated computer systems, they have to find a way to integrate their old or "legacy" systems into the new system. That's not always easy. The old systems often were written specifically for the functions they performed. Data can't always be transferred. In some cases, the old systems have to be kept running and the new systems are rigged to pull data from the older system as necessary.
A somewhat bland name for the creative contribution of the writers, artists, animators, and musicians whose work makes up the text, artwork, animation, and music on the Net. Usually thought of as simply the textual and graphical information contained in a Web site, content also refers to the structure and design in which the information is presented.
Content is one of the three big C's (content, commerce, and community), and Web sites often get judged and rated on the quality, quantity, and navigational flow of this information. A favorite quote in the industry is "Content is king" because without the content, there would be nothing to read or view on the Internet.
For example, Web enthusiasts get turned off when they visit a site that hasn't changed since the last time they were there. Since the Internet is a "dynamic environment" and technology makes it easy to continuously change text or images, Web developers strive for fresh, updated, dynamic Web sites.
An Internet technology found on some Web sites that literally broadcasts information, for example radio programming. Unlike typical surfing (which relies on a pull method of transferring Web pages), webcasting uses push technology.
In computing, a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) consists of a string of characters used to identify or name a resource on the Internet. Such identification enables interaction with representations of the resource over a network (typically the World Wide Web) using specific protocols. Schemes specifying a specific syntax and associated protocols define each URI. Computer scientists may classify a URI as a locator (URL), or a name (URN), or both.
The semantic Web is considered an extension of the World Wide Web to the degree that computers interpret data and transmit that data in a way that is very perceptive to a user. In other words, the semantics of information and services on the Web is defined, making it possible for the Web to understand and satisfy the requests of people who use the content.
Semantics refers to the meaning of words. The semantic Web derives from W3C director Tim Berners-Lee's vision of the Web as a universal medium for data, information, and knowledge exchange. This information exchange takes documents with computer-comprehensible meaning (semantics) and puts them on the Web. Tim Berners-Lee has said "People keep asking what Web 3.0 is. I think maybe when you've got an overlay of scalable vector graphics - everything rippling and folding and looking misty - on Web 2.0 and access to a semantic Web integrated across a huge space of data, you'll have access to an unbelievable data resource."
According to Intel CTO, Justin Rattner, who won the best-paper prize in the Symposium on Operating System Principles with their collaborators at Carnegie Mellon, it's the idea that is they could build tomorrow's processors out of [[array|arrays}} of relatively simple cores, they could deliver data-center-class [[solution|solutions}}. It would be data centers on chips and then arrays of those chips. As seen in Information Week
A data storage medium that is widely used to . . . store data :-)
It is a magnetically coated, flexible disk of Mylar, enclosed in a plastic envelope or case. At one time, floppies were the only medium of data storage for PCs, but the need to store larger amounts of data led to the development of cheap hard disks, CD-ROMs, and Zip Disks, which have become more popular than the little, old floppy.
Used primarily within the context of social media, "listening" is the study of naturally occurring conversations, behaviors, and signals that may or may not be guided, which brings the voice of people's lives into the brand.
This means that when a business "listens" they are studying people's authentic, unfiltered thoughts, feelings and emotions that take place through interactions with brands or companies in an open, noncoercive manner (as opposed to market research).
In other words, it is observing what people do, such as online shopping or using brands as directed by other people, in ways that focus naturally occurring conversations on agreed-upon topics that take their own direction.
Listening solutions fit into five groups: search, media monitoring, text analytics, private communities, and full-service listening platform vendors.
When used as a verb in a general sense, "map" means to plan, delineate, or arrange in detail, for example "map one's future."� In a technical sense, map is a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the
domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set
(the range of the function).
A concept in online advertising, specifically brand advertising, that refers to an increase in awareness, attitudes, favorability, intent, and preference. It is measured by studying a group of people exposed to the online brand and a group not exposed to it. The hypothesis is that those who saw the brand, increases its lift. Researchers then try to identify what is driving that "brand lift."
It refers to the public side of your brand as discussed by consumers. Sources include publicly available online blogs, forums, ratings and review sites, Twitter and status update features, social networks like Facebook, or media-sharing sites like YouTube and Flickr, and offline word of mouth.