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Pangea Glossary

The following terms are commonly used through-out the Pangea system:


A person responsible for configuration and maintenance of Pangea CMS.


Company handling the caching of Pangea CMS. Akamai company has thousands of servers placed all around the world. When content is published, it is first cached on the Akamai servers, and then sent to our users.

Audio file

Computer file format containing audio data.


Backgrounders are pieces of content that can be used to give additional information (e.g. background story of your article) to another article. The backgrounders can usually be found in the right column and can be associated with multiple articles.


Derived from term "web log". Blog is web-site content maintained by person with regular entries (e.g. articles, commentaries, graphics, videos etc.). Entries are usualy displayed in chronological order.

Broadcast Schedule

See Scheduler.

Caching [kāshing]

Caching is a common methodology of making a local copy of the content and storing it into the memory. Main purpose of caching is fast access to information and lower traffic load on our web servers. Nearly all companies utilize some form of caching to make their web systems run smoother. Pangea does utilize a concept known as caching.


A title or explanation of image or illustration.


In media production and publishing, content is information and experiences that may provide value for an end user/audience in specific contexts.


Pangea feature designed to send latest news to subscribed users.


WYSIWYG web editor editor implemented into Pangea. Used for implementation and editing any article-type content in our database. Behaves more or less like regular text procesor. For more information, check CKEditor homepage.

Flash content

Graphic animation used on web-sites to make them visually interesting and interactive. Technology was originally developed by Macromedia (now owned by Adobe).


Forums are ways that users can interact with our content. Pangea support three different types of forums: Interviews, Online and Article Discussions.


Computer file containing visual data.

Info Pages

Info pages are sections used for static content, i.e. content not subject to change. Info pages provide information about us, contacts and similar pages.

Internet TV Manager aka Manager

Can refer to two different subjects:

  1. Application based on Flash platform available within Pangea, used for real time management of Internet TV shows.
  2. Pangea user assigned with management of specific Internet TV show.​

Internet TV Publisher aka Publisher

Can refer to two different subjects:

  1. Application based on Flash platform available within Pangea, used for publishing live video streams
  2. Pangea user assigned with management of specific live video stream.​


Pangea feature allowing site translation into local language. This allows editors to localize site pages into any language.


Loosely defined as data about data. In context of our purposes, Pangea use Metadata in form of Meta Tags. These tags are used to describe content of web pages. Meta tags are used primarily by search engines (e.g. Google) to add web pages to their search index.


Multimedia is a generic term that encompasses all images, flash content, photo galleries, videos, sound slides, audio files, scheduler clips and documents.

Origin Server

For each web-site on Pangea, we have an "origin" server set up as well. It bypasses the Akamai cache and lets you immediately check the status of your edits. You do not have to wait for the cache to clear. The origin server is used for internal purposes only!


Pangea feature designed to post public inquiries on web sites.


A small window opened outside internet browser. Used to deliver information or advertisment.


Vertically ordered bundle of widgetsIn context of our purposes, regions are smaller parts of web-sites. Regions are mostly diversified by web-site frames.


Pangea feature allowing web editors to set their service's daily broadcast schedule and to display it on the web-site. Users can view the schedule, listen to programs and download audio records of any desired program.


Sections are used for your "main" pages. This includes your home page and possibly some of your main sub-pages as a whole - such as the Economics and Politics pages. The technology behind the Sections allows you to pick and choose what type of content goes where. It gives you total control of what your page will look like.


Text string that can be can be implemented into URL address to faciliate the search of address by search engines.


Application allowing you to create picture slideshow combined with audio record. Soundslides is not Pangea feature therefore, must be installed separately.


Timekeeping which requires the coordination of events to operate a system in unison. Unlike with past publishers, Pangea does not require any synchronization.


See: Metadata.


Feature of Pangea allowing you to create a short teaser of your content, in order to attract your readers or listeners.


A written record of spoken language.

Tube aka Internet TV Tube

Internet TV channel. Each Panega web site can have multiple tubes, and each Internet TV show is created for the specifc Tube.

Tube Controller

Application based on Adobe Flash platform available within Pangea, used for administration of Internet TV Tubes.

TV show aka Internet TV show

Organization unit of Internet TV content. Each show is associated with a specific Tube, and can consist of unlimited number of live streams, as well recorded video and audio materials from Pangea archives.

User Generated Content (UGC)​

Type of content uploaded by users onto our web-sites.


Generic term for a piece of content that we can place on section pages. Main advantage of widget is it's modularity, which gives editor full control of particular part of the web page, while rest of page remains untouched.


Zones are used to organize web content by its theme. For example, we can have a "Politics" zone. All content that is about politics should be placed into this zone. We rely on zones heavily in order to organize the content on our web-sites.

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