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Aggregator: a Web-based or installed application that aggregates related, frequently updated content from various Internet sources and consolidates it in one place for viewing


Blog: a website containing a writer's or group of writers' own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.

Boolean operator: any operation in which each of the operands and the result take one of two values.

Breadcrumb list: can greatly enhance the way users find their way around. In terms of usability, breadcrumbs reduce the number of actions a website visitor needs to take in order to get to a higher-level page, and they improve the findability of website sections and pages.

Broadband: pertaining to or denoting a type of high-speed data transmission in which the bandwidth is shared by more than one simultaneous signal.

B2B: business-to-business (denoting business transactions over the Internet):

B2C: business-to-consumer (denoting business transactions over the Internet):

Cable: a very strong rope made of strands of metal wire, as used to support cable cars or suspension bridges.

Chat room: a branch of a computer network in which participants can engage in real-time discussions with one another (group chat) See also chat ( def 4 ) .

Client: a workstation on a network that gains access to central data files, programs, and peripheral devices through a server.

Client/server network: a workstation on a network that gains access to central data files, programs, and peripheral devices through a server.


Data transfer rate: The amount of data transferred in one direction over a link divided by the time taken to transfer it, usually expressed in bits per second (bps), bytes per second (Bps) or baud.

Dial-up connection: A dial-up connection is 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.

Dial-up modem: The user's computer or router uses an attached modem to encode and decode Internet Protocol packets and control information into and from analogue audio frequency signals, respectively.

DSL: digital subscriber line: a technology that allows high-speed transmission of text, audio, and video, usually over standard telephone lines; a form of broadband transmission.

Domain name: a name owned by a person or organization and consisting of an alphabetical or alphanumeric sequence followed by a suffix indicating the top-level domain: used as an Internet address to identify the location of particular Web pages

E-commerce: business that is transacted by transferring data electronically, especially over the Internet.

Email: a system for sending messages from one individual to another via telecommunications links between computers or terminals.

Email client: any software program that allows users to send, receive, and read email messages

Favorites: a web page regarded with special favor or preference

FiOS: free in and out stowage

FTP: File Transfer Protocol: a software protocol for exchanging information between computers over a network.

Home page: the initial page of a site on the World Wide Web.

Host: to perform the duties or functions of a host.

Hyperlink: a word, phrase, picture, icon, etc, in a computer document on which a user may click to move to another part of the document or to another document

HTTP: hypertext transfer protocol: the standard protocol for transferring hypertext documents on the World Wide Web. Compare HTML.

Instant messaging: a system for exchanging typed electronic messages instantly via the Internet or a cellular network, using a shared software application on a personal computer or mobile device.

Internet: a vast computer network linking smaller computer networks worldwide (usually preceded by the ). The Internet includes commercial, educational, governmental, and other networks, all of which use the same set of communications protocols.

Internet backbone: High-speed networks that carry Internet traffic.

IP address: a code that identifies a computer network or a particular computer or other device on a network, consisting of four numbers separated by periods. See also IP.

Keyword- A specific word a user wishes to query in an internet search.


Live bookmark- A book mark that delivers updates to you as soon as they become available, using Really Simple Syndication (RSS).

Metasearch engine- Searches other seaerch engines rather than individual web sites.

Modem- A communication device that works to translate digital data into an analog signal and back again.

Multimedia- Anything that involves one or more forms of media plus text.

Multiplayer online game- Online game in which play occurs among hundreds or thousands of other players over the internet in a persistent or ever-on game environment.


Network interface card- An expansion card that enables a computer to connect other computers or to a cable modem to facilitate a high-speed internet connection.


Path- The information after the slash indicates a particular file or path within the Web site.

PC card-

Plug-in- A small software program that “plugs in” to a web browser to enable a specific function.

Podcast- A clip od Audio or video content that is broadcast over the internet using compressed audio or video files in formats such as MP3.

RSS- An XML-based format that allows frequent updates of content on the world wide web.

Satellite Internet- A way to connect to the internet using a small satellite dish.

Search engine- A set of programs that searches the Web for specific words you wish the query and then returns a list of the Web sites on which those keywords are found.

Server- A computer that provides resources to other computers on a network. Social bookmark/tag- A keyword or term that internet users assign to a Web resource such as a web page, digital image, or video.

Social networking- A means by which people use the internet to communicate.

Spider- program used by search engines.

Streaming audio/video- tech. that enables audio/video files to be fed to a browser continuously.

Subject directory- A structured outline of Web Sites organized by topics and subtopics.

Top-level domain- ex. .com .edu .org

Uniform Resource Locator- websites unique address.


Web 2.0- tools and web-based services that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users.

Web browser- software installed on a computer system that allows individuals to locate, view, and navigate the web.

Web site- location on the web.

Webcast- broadcast of audio/video content over internet.

Wiki- type of website, like this one, that allows anyone visiting the site to change its content.

World Wide Web- part of the internet used most.

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