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Technology Terms

BlackBerry (one word in all references and both Bs are capitalized)

blog

Blu-ray (note the uppercase B and always use a hyphen; do not uppercase the “r”)

CD-ROM (note all letters are uppercase and always use a hyphen)

cellphone (lowercase and one word)

cyber (lowercase)

dot-com (lowercase and always use a hyphen)

DVD (all letters should be uppercase)

email (lowercase and one word)Acceptable in all references for electronic mail. Use a hyphen with other e-terms: e-book, e-commerce

homepage (lowercase and always one word)

http:// (use only when needed for clarification)

Internet (always uppercase the “I”)

iPod (Note the “i” is lowercase and the “P” is uppercase. iPod is one word)

iTunes (Note the “i” is lowercase and the “T” is uppercase. iTunes is one word)

JPEG (or JPG) (all letters should be uppercase)

Facebook (note this is one word and the “F” should be uppercase)

listserv (note the “l” is lowercase and there is no “e” on the end)

log in (action) (note this is two words)

login (noun) (note this is one word)

online (one word in all references)

PDF (note all letters are capitalized)

podcast (one word and lowercase in all references)

portal (lowercase in all references)

 

smartphone (one word and lowercase in all references) An advanced cellphone that allows for email, Web browsing and downloadable applications.

Twitter (the “T” should be uppercase)

Web should be capitalized in all references.

webcast (note this is one word and the “w” is lowercase)

webinar (this is one word and should be lowercase in all references)

website (this is one word and should be lowercase in all references)

Wi-Fi (note the “W” and “F” should be capitalized; always include a hyphen)

wiki (note all letters are lowercase)

World Wide Web (note this is three words and each “W” is uppercase)

YouTube (note both the “Y” and “T” are uppercase and this is all one word)

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