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To use the internet

blog

verb

to write short articles for a website on your opinions, interests and experiences, either about your daily life or about a subject that interests you

bookmark

verb

to mark an Internet website in an electronic way so that you can easily find it again

browse

verb

to look for information on a computer, especially on the Internet

browse

verb

to look at a website on the Internet

chat

verb

to exchange messages with someone using a computer so that you are able to see each other’s messages immediately, especially on the Internet

dial up

to get connected to the Internet on your computer by using a modem and telephone line

download

verb

to move information to your computer from another computer system or the Internet

flame

verb

to send an angry or insulting message over the Internet

hook up

if you hook up to a place or to the Internet, or if you hook something up, you become connected to it through your computer

host

verb

to run websites on a computer, usually for companies

maintain

verb

to make sure a website, a piece of software, or something similar contains the latest information

navigate

verb

to move between the different areas of a website by using the links contained in it

phish

verb

to trick someone into giving secret information about their bank account or credit card by sending them an e-mail that looks as though it comes from their bank

post

verb

to put writing or images online where other people can see them

refresh

verb

if you refresh an Internet document in which information is changing all the time, you click on a button that makes the most recent information appear

scrape

verb

to use a computer program to copy data from a website

search

verb

to use a computer to look for information, especially on the Internet

subscribe

verb

to add your name and e-mail address to a list of people who want to receive messages from a website automatically

surf

verb

to look at various places one after another on the Internet or on television

tether

verb

to use a mobile device as a modem to connect to the Internet

troll

verb

to write negative and hostile comments on a website in order to provoke people

unsubscribe

verb

to take your name off an Internet mailing list

upload

verb

to send documents or programs from your computer to a larger system using the Internet

visit

verb

to use a website. This is used mainly in advertisements

browse

noun

clickjack

verb

clickjack

noun

cyberloaf

verb

trolling

noun

webcast

verb

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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money, food, or clothes given to poor people

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subtweet

to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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