Internet Terminology.

Thursday August 5, 2010 at 10:43am

What is e-mail?

Electronic Mail, commonly known as e-mail, is a method of exchanging digital messages across the Internet or other computer networks. Emails are a quick and effective way to forward information, pictures, files, etc., from one person to another.

What is a URL?

A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) specifies where an identified resource is available and the mechanism for retrieving it. The best-known example of a URL is the "address" of a web page on the World Wide Web, e.g. http://www.example.com.

What is Ecommerce?

Electronic commerce, commonly known as ecommerce consists of buying and selling products using electronic systems such as the internet or other computer networks.

What is an iphone?

An iphone functions as a camera phone, including text messaging and visual voicemail, a portable media player, and an Internet client, with e-mail, web browsing, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

What is the ipad?

The ipad is handheld computer designed by Apple. It has been marketed mainly for audio and visual media such as books, periodicals, movies, music, and games, as well as web content. At about 700 grams, its size and weight are between those of most contemporary smartphones and laptop computers.

What is CAPTCHA?

A CAPTCHA is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to ensure that the response is not generated by a computer. The process usually involves one computer asking a user to complete a simple test which the computer is able to generate and grade. Because other computers are unable to solve the CAPTCHA, any user entering a correct solution is presumed to be human. A common type of CAPTCHA requires that the user type letters or digits from a distorted image that appears on the screen.

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand.

What is a Blog?

A blog is a short term for ‘Web Log’ and refers to a list of journal entries posted on a web page.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is data sent to your computer by a web server that records your actions on a certain website. It is similar to a preference file for a typical computer program. When you visit the site after being sent the cookie, the site will load certain pages according to the information stored in the cookie.

What is Data Management?

Data Management refers to the way individuals, companies, and organizations manage computer data. It includes micro applications, such as data architecture and design, as well as macro applications, including data storage, access, and security.

What is Facebook?

Facebook is a social networking site that is open to anyone 13 years and above. Users create their own profile with information about themselves, pictures, videos, etc. Businesses are now using Facebook as means to promote and advertise their company which no additional fees.

What is an Intranet?

An Intranet is an internal or private network that can only be accessed from within the confines of company, university or organisation.

What is Twitter?

Twitter is a Social Networking and Microblogging service that enables its users to send and read other user messages called tweets. In simplest terms, Twitter is a free service that allows you to say almost anything to anybody in 140 characters or less. It allows the user to network and communicate with contacts new and old. With 100 million users worldwide it is an excellent way to promoter your business.


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