Newspaper Glossary Terminology
Apps generally are built using software toolkits provided by the underlying service, whether it is i Phone or Facebook.
— A bundle of technologies and techniques that allow a web page to do things quietly in the background without reloading the whole page.
— A syndication format for machine readable web feeds that is usually accessible via a URL.
While it was created as an alternative to RSS (Real Simple Syndication) to improve upon RSS’s deficiencies (such as ambiguities), it still is secondary to RSS.
— Usually used in the context of Android phone, Android is a free and open source operating system developed by Google that powers a variety of mobile phones from different manufacturers and carriers. In contrast to Apple’s tightly controlled architecture and App Store, Android allows users to install apps from the Android Market and from other channels, such as directly from a developer’s website — which allows for X-rated content, for example.
Some well-known Android phones are the Nexus One, the Motorola Droid and HTC Evo.
Originally short for “web log,” blog is now an accepted word in Scrabble.
— A simple, free blogging platform created by Pyra Labs, which was sold to Google in 2003. — An umbrella term describing media technologies that create a strong sense of engagement among residents through news and information.