Get to Know the Internet: Terms you Should Know
The Internet is the most vast wealth of knowledge that has ever existed- a behemoth of education, entertainment, and everything in-between. Something so widespread can be inherently overwhelming, but with a limited knowledge of the technical terms the Internet has spawned, it can be downright intimidating.
Today, we are going to take an initial dive into the terminology of the Internet- big thanks to Merriam Webster- who provided the (standardized) definitions you will see below.
Broadband–: of, relating to, or being a high-speed communications network and especially one in which a frequency range is divided into multiple independent channels for simultaneous transmission of signals (as voice, data, or video)
Browser–: a computer program used for accessing sites or information on a network (as the World Wide Web)
Client-: a computer in a network that uses the services provided by a server
Cookies– : a file that may be added to your computer when you visit a Web site and that contains information about you (such as an identification code or a record of the Web pages you have visited)
Email–: a means or system for transmitting messages electronically (as between computers on a network)
Ethernet-: a system of wires and devices for connecting computers so that they can work together
HTML-: a computer language that is used to create documents or Web sites on the Internet
HTTP–: a communications protocol governing the exchange of data (as HTML files) especially on the World Wide Web —called also hypertext transport protocol
Internet–: an electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world
IP Address–: the numeric address of a computer on the Internet
ISP-: acronym for “internet service provider”
Malware–: software designed to interfere with a computer’s normal functioning
Phishing–: a scam by which an e-mail user is duped into revealing personal or confidential information which the scammer can use illicitly
Router–: one that routes; especially : a device that mediates the transmission routes of data packets over an electronic communications network (as the Internet)
Spam-:e-mail that is sent to large numbers of people and that consists mostly of advertising
URL-: the letters and symbols (such as http://www.Merriam-Webster.com) that are the address of a Web site
Wi-Fi-:used to certify the inter-operability of wireless computer networking devices
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