Vast majority don’t know phishing, podcasting and RSS

More news and details on the technology and language front:

Most Internet users know the difference between Internet spam and the popular canned ham. But the vast majority don’t know the terms “phishing,” “podcasting” and “RSS feeds,” according to a recently released study.

The Pew Internet & American Life Project survey quizzed online users about their familiarity with Internet buzzwords such as spam, firewall and Internet cookies. The results reflect how many of those terms have worked their way into mainstream consciousness.

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