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IP number (Internet Protocol number) A unique number consisting of four parts separated by dots, for example 129.237.247.243. This is the number assigned to a host machine.
Local Area Network (LAN) Computers that are connected together in the same room, building, or nearby building.
links Connections that bridge one image, page, or word to another by clicking on a highlighted word or phrase.
netiquette Etiquette governing communications on the Internet.
online resources Internet information available to a computer user.
online safety Precautions taken to protect personal information and images from being misused by others.
refine improve by making small changes; make more subtle and accurate
spam irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of recipients
software piracy the copyright infringement of software (often referred to as software piracy) refers to several practices which involve the unauthorized copying of computer software
social media websites and applications used for social networking (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
search To look for specific information on the internet or computer.
search engines Any of a number of giant databases on the Internet which store data on websites and their corresponding URLs that search, gather and identify information based on keywords, indices, titles and text.
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) The programming protocols invented by individuals in the U.S. Department of Defense to carry messages around the Internet.
Universal Resource Locator (URL) The address that defines the route to a file on the Web or any other Internet facility.
video conferencing Teleconferencing in which still or moving pictures can be transmitted along with voice and text.
virtual reality interfaces The hardware and programming used to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects for on-screen virtual reality environments.
virtual With regard to memory, virtual refers to temporarily storing information on the hard drive. Virtual memory is controlled automatically by the operating system.
web page One document on the World Wide Web. It is usually a file written in Hypertext Markup Language, stored on a server.
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