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Describing internet features and internet use

above-the-fold

adjective

used for describing the part of an Internet document that you see without moving the page downwards. It is considered the most important part of the page because everyone who goes to that document sees it.

always-on

adjective

an always-on Internet connection allows you to remain online (=connected to the Internet) all the time

below-the-fold

adjective

used for describing the part of an internet document that you cannot see without moving the page downwards. It is considered the less important part of the page.

clicks-and-mortar

adjective

used for describing a business that operates in traditional ways and by using the Internet

customer-facing

adjective

used by the customers of a business

cyber-

prefix

relating to computers and the Internet: used with some adjectives and nouns

dial-up

adjective

using a telephone line and a modem to access the Internet. This used to be the usual way of connecting to the Internet

downloadable

adjective

able or allowed to be downloaded

multi-user

adjective

a multi-user computer game can be played by several different people at the same time using the Internet

offline

adjective, adverb

working on a computer but not connected to the Internet

online

adjective

connected to or available through a computer or a computer network (=a group of connected computers), especially the Internet

page view

noun

the number of times that customers look at a website, used as a way of measuring how effective an advertisement is

pop-up

adjective

used for describing something that appears suddenly on a computer screen when you are looking at the Internet, or when you click the mouse or press a key

sticky

adjective

a sticky website is one that interests visitors so that they continue looking at it for a long time

unmetered

adjective

an unmetered Internet service allows you to use the Internet whenever you want for as long as you want, for a fixed monthly amount of money

virtual

adjective

created by computers, or appearing on computers or the Internet

webinar

noun

a talk on a subject which is given over the Internet, allowing a group of people in different places to watch, listen and sometimes respond on the same occasion

online

adverb

on line

connected to, or able to be connected to, a computer system or the Internet

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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