Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Internet Terms


Internet Terms

  • Bookmark : A browser feature that places selected URLs in a file for quick access, allowing you to automatically return to the website by clicking on the site's name.
  • Domain Name : The portion of an Internet address that identifies the host and indicates the type of organization.
  • Extranet : Similar to an internet, but extending the network to select people outside the organization.
  • Homepage : The primary website for an organization or individual; the first hypertext
    document displayed on a website.
  • Internet : A world wide collection of interconnected networks that enables users to share information electronically and provides digital access to a wide variety of services.
  • Internet Service Provider (lSP) : A company that provides access to the Internet, usually for a monthly fee, via telephone lines or cable; ISPs can be local companies or specialists such as America Online.
  • Internet Telephony : Using the Internet to converse vocally.
  • Intranet : A private network, set up within a corporation or organization, that operates over the internet and may be used to link geographically remote sites.
  • Multimedia : The combination of two or more of the following elements : graphics, text, sound, video, or computer programs.
    Pagers : Small radio receivers that signal users to call someone
  • Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) : Handheld computer that store and organize contract information, calendars, task lists, and other organizational and travel information.
  • Telecommute : To work from home and communicate with company's main office via computer and communication devices.
  • Telnet : A way to access someone else's computer (the host computer) and to use it as if it were right at your desk.
  • Uniform Resource Locator (URL) : Web address that gives the exact location of an Internet resource.
  • Upload : To send a file from your computer to a server or host system.
  • Usenet Newsgroups : One or more discussion groups on the Internet where people with similar interests can post articles and reply to messages.
  • Viruses : From the computer sabotage embedded in software or passed from one computer to the next that change or delete computer files or programs.
  • Voice Mail : A computerized telephone message recording system; an e-mail system that supports audio.
  • Webpages : Related files containing multimedia data that are made available on a website.
  • Website : A related collection of files on the World Wide Web and accessing Internet resources such as text, graphics, sound, and other multimedia resources.
  • Worms : Form of computer sabotage sent by e-mail that reproduce, taking up network space and snarling connections.


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