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VOCABULARY PRACTICE SECTION 3. 1. Match the words with their definitions. 1
1. Match the words with their definitions.
3. You can exchange views on almost any subject by joining an Internet newsgroup. Which of these groups would interest the following people?
4. Complete texts below with the words from boxes.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet text (1) … (chat) or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group (2) … in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message as well as chat and data transfers via Direct Client-to-Client. As of May 2009, the top 100 IRC (3) … served more than half a million (4) … at a time, with hundreds of thousands of channels (the vast majority of which stand mostly vacant), operating on a total of roughly 1,500 servers worldwide. IRC was created by Jarkko Oikarinen in August 1988.
Synchronous conferencing is the formal term used in science, in particular in computer-mediated communication, collaboration and learning, to describe (5) … chat technologies. It has arisen at a time when the term chat had a negative connotation. Today it is occasionally also extended to mean audio/video conferencing or (6) … messaging systems, given they provide a (7) … multi-user chat function. The word synchronous in this case is not to be considered a technical term, but rather describing how it is perceived by humans— (8) … happens in real time before your eyes.
(9) … teleconferencing includes internet telephone conferencing, videoconferencing, and Augmented Reality conferencing.
Internet (10) … involves conducting a teleconference over the Internet or a Wide Area Network. One key technology in this area is (11) … over Internet Protocol (VOIP). Popular (12) … for personal use includes Skype, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo Messenger.
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