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45 Tech Terms Translated Into Plain English

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45 Tech Terms Translated Into Plain English Ever seen the movie The Social Network about Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook? In the movie, people kept saying "he's wired in" or "they're wired in" over and over again in reference to people coding intensely with their headphones on. Not knowing anything about programming, I always imagined that being "wired in" meant the programmers were somehow listening to the computers, or that they were connected to the code somehow ... or something weird that us non-programmers would never understand. Turns out it just meant they were concentrating really hard with headphones on. Well, good thing I never hypothesized out loud. We all misinterpret some of the techy terms floating around web and product design nowadays -- but now more than ever, marketers need to be familiar with this vocabulary so we can communicate better with our IT, web design, or product development departments. To help bridge the gap, here are 45 techy terms every marketer (and human) should understand. (For a few of these, we drew on these 60 marketing acronyms every industry pro should know.) 301 Redirect A permanent redirect from one URL to another -- usually from a company's old website to their new website. They're also used to redirect web traffic from those old web pages to the new ones that have replaced them. 404 Web visitors see 404 error pages when they try to reach a web page that doesn't exist. This usually happens when the web page...