Socialize and Video Conference

Unit 3 Competency 1
Socialize and Video Conference
Directions: You will learn how to find information on the web. Answer all questions below. There are 30 questions in
this activity.
1. Save this document in your directory as Socialize and Conference_1st initial and last name.
(ex.: Socialize_and_Conference_JSmith)
2. Hold the Ctrl key and left click the hyperlinked word(s) – blue words that are underlined – or the web address to visit
the websites.
3. You can key your answer or copy/paste.
Your Answer/Response
1. In the last few years, __________________ sites have exploded,
allowing millions of people around the world to meet and hang out
2. Creating a _______________ can be as simple as entering a few details
about yourself, or spending hours building an electronic incarnation of
your inner thoughts and interests.
3. Be aware that just as some unsavory characters hang out at the mall
looking to prey on unsuspecting people, the same is true in
4. While hundreds of sites now offer some form of social networking, a
few have captured the public imagination and tens of millions of
members-- Name three.
5. Regardless of which sites you join, give some thought before you
post any personal information. List three guidelines.
6. See how newsgroups work. Click on the start button and then next to
answer the following questions:
a. A newsgroup or forum is like a community bulletin board. You can
__________ a message, ___________ to a message or just _________
b. When you send a message, the news server posts it for __________ to
c. Other members of the newsgroup can now respond to your message.
Groups of related messages are known as ___________.
7. Newsgroups were originally developed so that ___________ could
post questions (and answers) to each other
8. There are literally thousands of newsgroups covering every topic
imaginable—from computers, social issues, literature and science, to
recreation, entertainment, hobbies and politics. Newsgroups provide a
way to quickly __________ with people from all over the world who share
your interests, without ever having to leave your keyboard.
9. Like many services on the Internet, newsgroups had their humble
beginnings in an academic environment. In 1979 a couple of Duke
University graduate students connected some computers together to
exchange information with the __________ community.
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10. With the Internet, you can see, hear, talk to and collaborate with
people in different locations around the world, without the expense of
11. ____________ can take many forms, such as videoconferencing,
audio conferencing, multimedia conferencing, screen-sharing, and to a
lesser extent, what is referred to in Web parlance as chat.
12. Conferencing programs, such as the ______________, allow virtual
workgroups to communicate via the Internet; participants see each
others' faces in small ____________ on their monitors and hear their
voices on computer speakers.
13. Videoconferencing via the Web has enormous potential for
enhancing _______________ for small and mid-sized companies, as well
as for distance learning.
14. At the very minimum you will need a _______ Internet connection
for acceptable video quality.
15. Audio conferencing allows you to communicate ___________,
rather than typing messages.
16. Document conferencing software enables people in remote locations
to _____________ on projects via the Web, without the need for
broadband connections. With some programs, participants can make
basic annotations to documents; others let participants ___________ use
a word processor or spreadsheet.
17. You can also use more traditional chat conferencing or bulletin board
systems (BBSs) with ___________ capabilities.
18. A new technology, Internet telephony, also known as ________
(Voice over Internet Protocol) virtually eliminates long distances charges,
allowing you to call almost anywhere in the world for the price of a local
19. When calling from computer-to-computer, both parties must have
compatible _______________ and be online at the same time.
20. You'll also need some hardware: a sound card (most computers
already have one installed), a _________ and speakers (or a headset).
21. List the four recommendations for VoIP service.
22. The four most popular IM services are ______________,
______________, ______________, and ______________.
23. Many businesses use IM as a way to keep in touch with _______
and staff in far-flung offices or just down the hall. It's more immediate
than e-mail and can be _______ than a phone call.
24. List one problem with IM?
25. With an Instant Messaging program (IM) and a webcam, you can
enhance your online communications with ________ images.
26. A webcam is an inexpensive ______________ that connects to your
computer. It's designed to send a stream of video images over the Net.
27. Sending and receiving video images requires a great deal of data
transfer; you'll get the best results with a ____________________.
28. You can also record video messages and ________ them to friends
and family.
29. Video files are data intensive; the longer your recording, the
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_________ the file.
30. Some e-mail services only let you send or accept attachments up to a
___________ file size; for instance, Hotmail's limit is 10 Mb.