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The Information Age


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age
a period of history
degree
a qualification given for completing a university course
advertise
to make something known generally or in public , esp . in order to sell it
broadcast
to send out sound or pictures that are carried over distances using radio waves
infect
to damage a computer's software or data with a harmful program that has been passed from another computer
post
a message or information that is put on a website , or sent to an internet discussion group for all the members to read
attend
to be at an event or go to a place
campus
the grounds , sometimes including the buildings , of a university , college , or school
buzzword
a word or expression from a particular subject area that has become fashionable because it has been used a lot
hot spot
a building or area where you can connect to the Internet at high speed without wires
blog
a regular record of your thoughts , opinions , or experiences that you put on the internet for other people to read; weblog
freeware
software that is offered to customers for free , especially as a download from the internet
webcam
a camera that records moving pictures and sound , and allows these to be broadcast on the internet as they happen
podcast
a recorded programme that can be downloaded from the internet and listened to on an MP3 player
spyware
software that collects information about how someone uses the internet , or personal information such as passwords , without the user knowing about it
instant messaging
a type of service available on the internet that allows you to exchange written messages with someone else who is using the service at the same time
application
a computer program designed for a particular purpose
e-mail
a message sent from one person to another by computer
online
available or done on the internet
indeed
(used to emphasize something said or about to be said) really; truly
furthermore
(used to add information ) also and more importantly; in addition to what has just been said
likewise
in the same way or manner ; similarly
therefore
as a result ; because of that; for that reason
debate
the process of discussing something
influence
the power to have an effect on people or things, or someone or something having such power
link
a word or image in an electronic document or on a website that you can click on to take you to another part of the document , another document , or another website
surf
to spend time visiting a lot of websites
gadget
a small machine or piece of electronic equipment that has a particular purpose
stuff
a group of different things, activities , or matters
blanket
a cloth cover used to keep warm , esp . on a bed
sleeve
the part of a piece of clothing that covers some or all of the arm
peeler
a kitchen tool for removing the skin of fruit and vegetables
clunker
Anything which is in poor condition or of poor quality
parenting
the raising of children and all the responsibilities and activities involved in it
take
a particular feeling , opinion , or reaction
misinformation
wrong information , or the fact that people are misinformed
banner ad
an advertisement that appears across the top of a page on the internet
vehicle wraps
completely or partially covering (wrapping) a vehicle (bus) in an advertisement
crawl
a strip or band running across the bottom of a computer or television screen, within which news headlines, public service announcements, and advertisements are continuously scrolled.
flier
a piece of paper containing an advertisement or information , usually given out to people walking by
infomercial
a long television advertisement , that contains a lot of information and seems like a normal programme
pop-up ad
A type of window that appears on top of (over) the browser window of a Website that a user has visited.
spam
unwanted email , usually advertisements
telemarketer
a person or company that sells a product or service by phone
junk mail
mail that advertises products and services and is sent to people although they have not asked to receive it
carpal tunnel syndrome
a medical condition causing pain and weakness in the hand and arm , caused by repeated pressure on a nerve in the wrist
gizmo
a small object or machine that is designed for a particular purpose
goggles
special glasses that fit close to the face to protect the eyes
24/7
done, lasting , etc. for twenty four hours a day , seven days a week
translator
a piece of equipment that changes a word in one language into another language
interpreter
a person whose job is to change what someone is saying into the words of another language
instantly
immediately
Global Positioning System
a way of using satellite data to show where something is on a map , give users directions , etc.
helmet
a hard hat that covers and protects the head
keep track of
to continue to be informed or know about someone or something
spare
to give or use something because you have enough available
dime
in the US and Canada, a coin worth ten cents
bill
a list of expenses to be paid , or the total amount of costs or expenses
broke
without money
closetful
As much as a closet can hold.
buck
a dollar
debt
an amount of money that you owe someone
donor
someone who gives money or goods to a person or organization that needs help
purse
a bag , usually carried by a woman
subscription
an amount of money that you pay regularly to receive a product or service or to be a member of an organization
coupon
a piece of paper that you can use to buy a product or service at a reduced price or to get it free , or to get information
backpack
a bag carried on the back, usually of cloth with many pockets and straps that go over your shoulders , used to carry things
pay off
to give all of or the last part of an amount that you owe
sob story
a long excuse or explanation that is meant to make you feel sorry for someone
imitator
a person who copies someone or something that they think is good
cyber-
involving , using, or relating to computers , especially the internet
scold
to criticize angrily someone who has done something wrong
unethical
not morally acceptable