The use of a computer to create movement on the screen.
A little application that gets downloaded to your computer along with a web page.
A two or three-dimensional icon that represents a computer user or gamer.
The capacity of a device to process or transmit information. The more information it can handle per second, the greater its bandwidth.
A web page usually updated by one person; most allow viewers to post comments.
To mix two or more audio tracks into one.
The acronym for the use of computer to design products.
A computer seeking information on your behalf from a server on a network.
Digital images that can be legally used electronically.
A self-organized group of people with a common agenda, cause, or interest.
The speed of data transfer, normally expressed in bits or bytes per second.
A measurement of loudness. The higher the rating, the louder the sound.
Computers, cell phones, digital video, and social networking sites that allow users to create, communicate and interact with each other.
A person in whose life there have always been computers, video games and the Internet.
The process of converting analog audio and video signals into a digital format.
Misleading images that are changed, modified or manipulated to trick the viewer.
The prevalent graphics format for images on the World Wide Web.
Graphics that allow each pixel to appear as black, white, or shades of gray.
Jagged, stair-step-like bumps that advertise an image’s identity as a collection of pixels.
A file format used for photographs on the web.
To type your name and password to initiate a session with a host computer.
A remix or blend of songs, videos, or other media into one product.
A system enabling users to exchange information over long distances connecting through a system of routers, servers, switches, and the like.
Video editing process in which editing occurs in any sequence.
The illegal act of sending messages that appear to come from real sources, but really come from spammers to get people to share personal information.
Tiny dots of white, black, or color arranged in rows that make up an image on a computer screen.
A downloadable digital video or audio file that can be narrated or contain music and video.
Re-creation of songs using fresh rhythms and audio samples.
The density of pixels described in pixels per inch.
Unwanted ads.
The acronym for the vector graphic format associated with Adobe Flash Player.
Also known as SMS, this is a message that is sent from a cell phone.
Someone who posts unwanted ads on online message boards.
The process in which an animator creates key frames and objects and then uses software to fill in movement in-between frames.
A social networking microblog where people’s messages, called Tweets, can be posted to their followers.
The process of making video films.
An HTML hypertext document on the World Wide Web.

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