Common Online Terminologies


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Common Online Terminologies

  1. 1. Common Online Terminologies
  2. 2. Electronic Mail (E-Mail)  A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network, as between personal computers.  A message or messages sent or received by such a system. Reference: 
  3. 3. Weblog (Blog)  A Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.  The contents of such a site. Reference: 
  4. 4. Online Chat  The term online chat is used to refer to any type of communication that needs the internet to take place. This type of communication usually offers real time and direct transmission of text based messages. Reference: 
  5. 5. Social Bookmarking  Social bookmarking is a method of saving and storing online information or web pages for future reference. Rather than adding web pages to your “favourite's” menu in your web browser, you can bookmark them using a social bookmarking site for future access. Reference:  ocialBookmark.htm
  6. 6. Uniform Resource Locator (URL)  A URL is a formatted text string used by Web browsers, email clients and other software to identify a network resource on the Internet. Network resources are files that can be plain Web pages, other text documents, graphics, or programs. Reference:  essbestuses/g/bldef-url.htm
  7. 7. Streaming  Streaming or media streaming is a technique for transferring data so that it can be processed as a steady and continuous stream.  Streaming technologies are becoming increasingly important with the growth of the internet because most users do not have fast enough access to download large multimedia files quickly. Reference:  ml
  8. 8. Podcast  A digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player, typically available as a series, new instalments of which can be received by subscribers automatically. Reference:  glish/podcast
  9. 9. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)  A system for converting analogue signals to digital so that telephone calls may be made over the internet.  A protocol for transmitting the human voice in digital form over the Internet or other networks as an audio stream, instead of using traditional telephone lines. Reference: 
  10. 10. Wiki  A website or database developed collaboratively by a community of users, allowing any user to add and edit content. Reference:  glish/wiki
  11. 11. Social Networking  An online community of people with a common inter est who use a website or other technologies to communicate with each other and share informati on, resources, etc.: a business-oriented social network.  A website or online service that facilitates this communication. Reference:  work
  12. 12. World Wide Web (WWW) The complete set of documents residing on all Internet servers that use the HTTP protocol, accessible to users via a simple point-and-click system. Reference:  eb
  13. 13. Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) A markup language used to structure text and multimedia documents and to set up hypertext links between documents, used extensively on the World Wide Web. Reference: 
  14. 14. Web Feed A web feed is a document (often XML-based) whose discrete content items include web links to the source of the content. News websites and blogs are common sources for web feeds, but feeds are also used to deliver structured information ranging from weather data to topten lists of hit tunes to search results. The two main web feed formats are RSS and Atom. Reference: 