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CMW Chapter 2 Vocalb

Access provider An organization that lets users gain entrance to a network, typically the Internet.
Animation Creating the appearance of movement with drawn objects, as in cartoons.
Audio Of or relating to audible sound, that which you hear (as opposed to video).
Blog A Web site (or section of a Web site) where users can post a chronological, up-to-date diary or journal.
Browser A program used to view, download, upload, surf, or otherwise access documents.
Cable modem A modem that plugs into a cable network to provide Internet access, typically for a computer.
Chat room A variation on the interactive message board, it is a Web site for live, online conversation.
DNS server A dedicated server or a service within a server that provides DNS name resolution in an IP network.(Domain Name System)
Domain name The address or URL of a particular Web site, it is the text name corresponding to the internent.
Downloading Transferring files from a host computer, such as AOL, MSN or CIS, to your personal computer. It's very similar to copying files from your hard disk drive to a floppy disk.
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) A method of connecting full time to the Internet at speeds approaching and sometimes beyond T1 but without the full bandwidth.
E-commerce Conducting business online
Emoticons An emoticon is a sequence of typed characters that creates a rough picture of emotions such as a smiley face.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)The standard method for downloading and uploading files over the Internet.
Home page The first page or front page of a Web site.
Internet Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world
IP address A numeric address that is given to servers and users connected to the Internet.
ISP A company that provides users access to the Internet.
Link Text or images on a Web page that a user can click on in order to access or connect.
Netiquette The code of conduct and unofficial rules that govern online interaction and behavior.
Plug-in A software program that extends the capabilities of your browser in a specific way.
Portal Portal sites refer to Web sites that provide a starting place for finding information on the Internet.
RSS A format for distributing and gathering content from the internet to the computer.
Search engine A Web site (actually a program) that acts as a card catalog for the Internet.
Streaming Streaming is the ability to begin playing a downloaded audio or video file as it arrives at the user's computer, without waiting for the entire file to be received first.
Uploading To send data from a user's machine to a server.
URL An acronym/term that describes the location and access method of a resource on the internent.
VoIP VoIP is a technology that consists of telephone signals transmitted as IP packets.
Web 2.0 The term "2.0" comes from the software industry, where new versions of software programs are labeled with an incremental version number.
Web browser A program used to view, download, upload, surf, or otherwise access documents .
Wi-fi A high-speed wireless networking standard (at 11Mbps and increasing to 20Mbps).
Wiki The ability to work collaboratively on a document, where everyone may add or edit.
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