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Internet A gigantic computer network that connects computers across the world.
World Wide Web It is a way of accessing the huge collection of information, services, and web sites available through the Internet.
Web site A specific location on the Web that contains a collection of related files and resources by a person, group, or organization.
Uniform resource locator (URL) A address that no other site can use.
Internet service provider (ISP) A company that sells you access to the Internet, usually for a monthly fee. An ISP gives you your own special user name and password so that you can connect to the Internet securely.
Web browser A software program that lets you surf the Web and interact with Web sites.
Electronic mail (e-mail) Another way that you can share information using the Internet. E-mail is a communication sent from one person to another, or to many people, over the Internet.
Netiquette Refers to the good manners one uses in electronic communications.
Spam Junk mail. It is sent in bulk to may people's e-mail accounts.
Firewall A hardware or software that protects a computer or network from intruders.
Home page The first Web page you see when your browser opens.
Drill down When you explore a Web site, you usually start with the home page and drill down. To drill down, you click a link that opens a new Web page within the site.from this page, you can choose other links to find even more specific information, and so on.
Site map An index of the main pages in Web site, used to jump straight to a page without drilling down.
Bookmark A shortcut that takes you directly to a Web page.
Favorites Internet Explorer's term for Web site bookmarks.
History A record kept by a browser of every Web page visited in the past few days or weeks.
Print Preview Allows you to view a page so you can see how it will look when it is printed.
Search engine A special kind of Web site that lets you serch for other Web pages using keywords.
Boolean search A search that uses keywords plus special symbols to find more exact results.
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