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AP Quizzes: Quiz 8

by Alyse McKeal

Technological Terms: Quiz 8

Technological Terms

"Here are the correct spelling and capitalization rules for some common technological terms:

  • BlackBerry, BlackBerrys
  • download
  • eBay Inc. (use EBay Inc. when the word begins a sentence)
  • e-book
  • e-book reader
  • e-reader
  • email
  • cellphone
  • Facebook
  • Google, Googling, Googled
  • hashtag
  • IM (IMed, IMing; for first reference, use instant messenger)
  • internet
  • iPad, iPhone, iPod (use IPad, IPhone, or IPod when the word begins a sentence)
  • LinkedIn
  • social media
  • smartphone
  • Twitter, tweet, tweeted, retweet
  • World Wide Web, website (see the AP's tweet about the change), Web page
  • webmaster
  • YouTube"

Credit: Owl at PurdueAssociate Press Style