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What is Clickbait?What is Clickbait?
Clickbait is a derogatory term that describes low-quality content on websites that exists for the purpose of getting attention and enticing people to "click" with their mouse to view the content. Think of clickbait as misleading headlines of a sensational or curiosity providing nature that are designed to encourage people to click and read more, but the article or content isn't high-quality information. . . . keep reading


What is Clickbait?
What is Clickbait? Clickbait is a derogatory term that describes low-quality content on websites that exists for the purpose of getting attention and enticing people to "click" with their mouse to view the content. Think of clickbait as misleading headlines of a sensational or curiosity providing nature that are designed to encourage people to click and read more, but the article or content isn't high-quality information. . . . keep reading

What is Location Tracking?
What is Location Tracking? Location tracking refers to technologies that physically locate and electronically record and track the movement of people or objects. Location tracking technology is in use every day with GPS navigation, locations located on digital pictures and searching for businesses nearby using common apps. While location tracking is often associated with . . . keep reading

What is Geocaching?
What is Geocaching? Geocaching is an outdoor recreational treasure-hunting game that uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) to identify locations where containers are hidden for the game players (anyone can play) to find. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds hide the geocache containers of various shapes and sizes all over the world and post the GPS coordinates online on one or more geocache websites. . . . keep reading

What is Online Banking?
What is Online Banking? Online Banking (OLB) is a service that provides an account holder access to all of his/her accounts over the Internet. Some common functions available through online banking include viewing your account balance, printing statements, transferring money between accounts, paying bills and making deposits. Almost every bank, credit union, stock . . . keep reading

What is Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation?
What is Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation? Radiofrequency (RF) radiation is the transfer of energy by radio waves. Cell phones and WiFi networks create radio waves when mobile devices send and receive information. The radio signals create radiation, commonly called electromagnetic radiation since a radio signal is an electromagnetic type of signal. . . . keep reading

What are Keywords and Boolean Operators?
What are Keywords and Boolean Operators? A keyword is a word or group of words used to search the Internet when using web search sites such as Google, Yahoo!, or Bing!. Regardless if the search term uses a single word, a group of words or a complete sentence, the entire search phrase is called a keyword. . . . keep reading
What is Snapchat?
What is Snapchat? Snapchat is a smartphone application used to share messages between friends called Snaps that contain videos and photos with captions. The primary way of using Snapchat results in messages, images, and videos being deleted automatically after being viewed. . . . keep reading

What is Ethernet?
What is Ethernet? Ethernet is the most widely used technology for wired (as opposed to wireless) network connections and is an industry standard managed by the International Electronics and Engineering Association (IEEE). Wireless technologies such as WiFi or Bluetooth have their specifications and standards. While a network may have a combination of wired and wireless connections (such as a wired computer and a wireless laptop), the wired part of the network refers to Ethernet. . . . keep reading

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