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  1. Aggregator: a software program that finds and retrieves the latest update of web material (usually podcasts) according to your specifications
  2. Aircard: wireless network interface card
  3. Blog: a personal log or journal posted on the web
  4. Boolean Operator: a word used to refine logical searches
  5. Breadcrumb List: a navigation aid that shows users the path they have taken to get to a web page or where the page is located within the website
  6. Broadband: a high-speed internet connection such as a cable, satellite or digital subscriber line
  7. B2B: e-commerce transactions between businesses
  8. B2C: e-commerce transactions between businesses and consumers
  9. Cable: an insulated wire or wires having a protective casing and used for transmitting electricity or telecommunication signals
  10. Chat Room: an area on the Internet or other computer network where users can communicate, typically limiting communication to a particular topic
  11. Client: a computer that requests information from a server in a client/server network
  12. Client/Server Network: a type of network that uses servers to deliver services to computers that are requesting them
  13. C2C: e-commerce transactions between consumers through online sites such as eBay
  14. Data Transfer Rate: the maximum speed at which data can be transmitted between two nodes on a network
  15. Dial-Up Connection: a connection from an end user to an Internet service provider (ISP) that can be created over a conventional telephone line without any special arrangement with the telecommunications carrier
  16. Dial-Up Modem: A connection that is established using a modem. To make the dial-up connection the modem must be connected to an active phone line that is not in use. When connecting the modem will pickup the phone and dial a number that is attached to another computer
  17. DSL: a type of connection that uses telephone lines to connect to the internet and allows both phone and data transmissions to share the same line
  18. Domain Name: a part of the uniform resource locator; consists of two parts: the site's host and a suffix that indicates the type of organization
  19. E-Commerce: the process of conducting business online from purposes ranging from fund raising to advertising to selling products
  20. Email: internet based communication in which senders and recipients correspond
  21. Email Client: a software program that runs on a computer and is used to send and receive email through an internet service provider's server
  22. favorites: A collection of direct links to predefined web pages which is stored in your web browser.
  23. FiOS: Fiber Optic Service, is a data communications service provided by verizon that uses fiber optic cables to transfer data.
  24. FTP: File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to transfer computer files from one host to another host over a TCP based network, such as the internet.
  25. Home page: The initial page of a site on the World Wide Web.
  26. Host: Is a computer with a Web server that serves the pages for one or more web sites.
  27. Hyperlink: A link form a hypertext file or document to another location or file, typically activated by clicking on a highlighted word or image on the screen.
  28. HTTP: The Hypertext Transfer Protocol is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems.
  29. Instant messaging: Sending someone an instant message.
  30. Internet: Is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard internet protocol suite to link several billion devices worldwide.
  31. Internet backbone: May be defines by the principal data routes between large, strategically interconnected computer networks and core routers on the internet.
  32. IP address: A unique string of numbers seperated by periods that identifies each computer using the internet protocol to communicate over a network.
  33. Keyword: A word or concept of great significance.
  34. Listerv: An application that distributes messages to subscribers on an electronic mailing list.
  35. Live bookmark: A feature of the Firefox Web Browser that treats syndication feeds as bookmarks.
  36. Metasearch engine: Is a search tool that uses other search engines data to produce their own results from the internet.
  37. Modem: A combined device for modulation and demodulation, for example between the digital data of a computer and the analog signal of a telephone line.
  38. Multimedia: Using more than one medium of expression or communication.
  39. Multiplayer online game: Is a multiplayer video game which is capable of supporting large numbers of players simultaneously.
  40. Netiquette: The correct or acceptable way of communicating on the internet.
  41. Network interface card: NIC is a circuit board or card that is installed in a computer so that it can be connected to a network.
  42. Newsgroup: A forum on the Usenet service for the discussion of a particular topic.
  43. Path: Especially in computing and railroad contexts, to allocate a path.
  44. PC Card: a form factor peripheral interface designed for laptop computers.
  45. Plug-in: a small software program that “plugs in” to a web browser to enable a specific function, for example, to view and hear certain multimedia files on the web.
  46. Podcast: a clip of audio or video content that’s broadcast over the Internet using compressed audio or video files in formats such as MP3.
  47. RSS: An XML- based that allows frequent updates of content on the World Wide Web.
  48. Satellite Internet: A way to connect to the internet using a small satellite dish, which is placed outside the home and is connected to computer using coaxial cable. The cable company then sends the data to a satellite orbiting Earth. The satellite, in turn, sends the data back to the satellite dish and to the computer.
  49. Search Engine: A set of programs that searches the web for specific words(or keywords) you wish to query(or look for) and that then returns a list of the websites on which those keywords are found.
  50. Server: A computer that provides resources to other computers on a network.
  51. Social Bookmark/Tag: A keyword or term that internet users assign to a web resource such as a web page, digital image, or video.
  52. Social Networking: At means by which people use the internet to communicate and share information among their immediate friends and to meet and connect with others through common interests, experiences, and friends.
  53. Spider: A spider is a program that visits Web sites and reads their pages and other information in order to create entries for a search engine index.
  54. Streaming audio/video: technology that enables audio/video files to be fed to a browser continuously. This lets users avoid having to download an entire file before listening/viewing.
  55. Subject Directory: A structured outline of websites organized by topics and subtopics.
  56. Top-Level Domain: The suffix, often of three letters(such as .com or .edu) in the domain that indicates what kind of organization the host is.
  57. Vlog: the personal outline video that uses video as the primary content in addition to text, images and audio.
  58. Web 2.0: Tools and web-based services that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users.
  59. Web Browser: Software installed on a computer system that allows individuals to locate, view and navigate the web.
  60. Website: A location on the web.
  61. Webcast: the broadcast of audio or video content over the internet. Unlike a podcast, a webcast is not updated automatically.
  62. Wiki: A type of website that allows anyone visiting the site to change its content by adding, editing or removing the content.
  63. World Wide Web: The part of the internet used the most. What distinguishes the wed from the rest of the internet are (1) its use of common communication protocols( such as Transmission Control Protocol/Internet protocol or TCP/IP) and special languages(such as the HyperText Markup Language, or HTML) that enable different computers to talk to each other and display information in compatible formats and (2) its use of special links(called hyperlinks) that enable users to jump from one place to another in the web.
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