• Also known as “Electronic Mail”
• These are messages that are received and sent
electronically or through an e-mail system. EE-MAIL
mail system that is being done by which
messages are sent from one computer to
• A wiki is a Web site that allows users to add and update
content on the site using their own Web browser. This
is made possible by Wiki software that runs on the
Web server. Wikis end up being created mainly by a
collaborative effort of the site visitors. A great example
of a large wiki is the Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia in
many languages that anyone can edit. The term "wiki"
comes from the Hawaiian phrase, "wiki wiki," which
means "super fast." I guess if you have thousands of
users adding content to a Web site on a regular basis,
the site could grow "super fast."
• A social bookmarking service is a centralized
online service which enables users to add,
annotate, edit, and share bookmarks of web
• Tagging is a significant feature of social
bookmarking systems, enabling users to
organize their bookmarks in flexible ways and
develop shared vocabularies known as
• Stands for "Hyper-Text Markup Language." This is the
language that Web pages are written in. Also known as
hypertext documents, Web pages must conform to the
rules of HTML in order to be displayed correctly in a
Web browser. The HTML syntax is based on a list of
tags that describe the page's format and what is
displayed on the Web page.
• Fortunately, the HTML language is relatively easy to
learn. Even more fortunately (so much for good
grammar), many Web development programs allow
you to create Web pages using a graphical interface.
These programs allow you to place objects and text on
the page and the HTML code is written for you.
• The name "podcast" combines the terms iPod
and broadcast into a single catchy word.
• As the name suggests, podcasts are audio and
video broadcasts that can be played on
an iPod. However, because podcasts are
downloaded using Apple iTunes and can be
played directly within the program, you don't
actually need an iPod to listen to a podcast.
• Stands for "Voice Over Internet Protocol," and
is often pronounced "voip." VoIP is basically a
telephone connection over the Internet.
• This allows people VoIPto one another longto talk
distance and around the world without having
to pay long distance or international phone
• Online chat may refer to any kind of communication
over the Internet that offers a real-time transmission of
text messages from sender to receiver.
• Chat messages are generally short in order to enable
other participants to respond quickly.
• Online chat in a less stringent definition may be
primarily any direct text-based or video-based
(webcams), one-on-one chat or one-to-many group
chat (formally also known as synchronous
conferencing), using tools such as instant messengers,
Internet Relay Chat (IRC), talkers and possibly MUDs.
• The World Wide Web (abbreviated as WWW
or W3, commonly known as the web) is a
system of interlinked hypertext documents
accessed via the Internet. With a web
browser, one can view web pages that may
contain text, images, videos, and other
multimedia and navigate between them via
• a method of relaying data (esp. video and audio
material) over a computer network as a steady
continuous stream, allowing playback to proceed
while subsequent data is being received.
• Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly
received by and presented to an end-user while
being delivered by a provider. Its verb form, "to
stream", refers to the process of delivering media
in this manner; the term refers to the delivery
method of the medium rather than the medium
• Short for "Web Log," this term refers to a list of
journal entries posted on a Web page.
• Anybody who knows how to create and publish a
Web page can publish their own blog.
• Because of the simplicity of creating a blog, many
people (often young kids and adults) have found
a new presence on the Web. Instead of writing
confidential entries in a book that no one is
supposed to see, people now can share their
personal feelings and experiences with thousands
of people around the world.
• Define as the use of dedicated websites and
applications to communicate informally with
other users, or to find people with similar
interests to oneself.
• Social networking websites allow users to be
part of a virtual community. The two most
popular sites are currently Facebook and
• Stands for "Uniform Resource Locator.“
• A URL is the address of a specific Web site or
file on the Internet.
• It cannot have spaces or certain other
characters and uses forward slashes to denote
• Some examples of URLs are
• A web feed (or news feed) is a data format
used for providing users with frequently
• Content distributors syndicate a web feed,
thereby allowing users to subscribe to it.
• Web feeds are operated by many news
websites, weblogs, schools, and podcasters.