Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world
Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

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Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

Glossary

Browser
Short for web browser, a program used to navigate the internet by connecting to a web server, allowing the user to locate, access and display web content.
Facebook
A popular free social networking website, used by millions of people around the world.
Search engine
A programme that enables users to find information on the internet.
Selfie
A self-portrait in the format of a digital photograph, most commonly taken with a camera or mobile phone held at arm’s length. Posting selfies is popular among users of social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram.
Social media
The blanket term for online sites and applications which allow a large number of users to interact and share information digitally, for example social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter or media sharing sites such as YouTube.
Social networking
In this context, the use of internet-based social media sites and applications to connect with friends, family, colleague and other personal contacts.
Tablet
Tablets are mobile computing devices which are operated by a touchscreen. For example, iPads and Microsoft Surface.
YouTube
A free video sharing site where anybody can watch online videos, and also upload videos they have created themselves.
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