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
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.
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
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.
Uniform Resource Locator
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
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
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
Voice Over Internet Protocol
A system for converting analogue signals to
digital so that telephone calls may be made over
A protocol for transmitting the human voice in
digital form over the Internet or other networks
as an audio stream, instead of using traditional
A website or database developed collaboratively
by a community of users, allowing any user to add
and edit content.
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
A website or online service that facilitates this
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
Hyper Text Markup Language
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.
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.