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the telephone number that is used to connect to an Internet service provider
the name of a user on a network or Internet system
anonymous file transfer protocol: a set of rules for moving computer files from one computer to another, especially over the Internet, without having to say who you are or use a password
the imaginary place on the Internet where people’s blogs go so that other people can read them and react to them
a Boolean search is one using the words ‘and’, ‘or’, and ‘not’ to find a word or combination of words using an Internet search engine. For example you could ask to search for ‘car or automobile’, or ‘New York and not New York state’.
a system in which a remote computer calls back the computer that has just called its number when trying to connect to the Internet, so that only the correct person can use the Internet
an area on the Internet or a computer network where people can exchange messages
the series of clicks of a computer mouse that someone makes when they look at websites on the Internet
the amount of time that a computer is logged on (=connected) to another computer through a modem. Many Internet service providers charge their customers according to their connect time.
a type of search engine that collects information about users in order to provide them with relevant results for their searches
an electronic code (=set of numbers and letters) that proves who someone is when they do business over the Internet or send an electronic message
on or using the Internet: used with some nouns for making new words
a feature of web browsers that allows a user to store personal details about their credit card or bank account on the Internet
a statement that someone puts on an Internet discussion group because they want to get an angry reply or to start a flame war
a system of organizing information on a website in which different users add their own words to describe the information they find there so that other users can use these words to find the information. Folksonomy is a combination of the words ’folk’ and ’taxonomy’..
computing a box on an Internet page that contains information that you can scroll through (=go up and down by using the mouse). Pages usually contain several frames.
a computer network that allows people to publish and obtain information on the Internet without leaving any sign of who they are
a code for a particular computer that is used for sending messages to it on a network or on the Internet
a method of communicating with other people immediately over the Internet, especially through discussion groups
putting short messages or photos on a personal blog, especially by using a mobile phone or instant messaging software
methods of learning that involve the use of mobile phones and handheld computers
the publishing of information on the Internet using methods that do not cost a lot of money, for example using weblogs (=websites that frequently have new personal information added to them)
new technologies such as the Internet and digital television
the practice of trying to trick someone into giving their secret bank information by sending them an email that looks as if it comes from their bank and that asks them to give their account number or password
point of presence: a telephone number for an Internet service provider that can be used to connect to the Internet using a modem
computing point-to-point protocol: a method of sending information between computers on a network using a modem that is connected to the Internet
point-to-point tunnelling protocol: a method of sending information between computers on a public network so that only the people intended to see the information can see it
the ability to connect to the Internet or to use your mobile phone when you are travelling, without having to make long-distance or international phone calls
a file that delivers information from a website, sometimes in a summary with links to the full document, to another website. RSS feeds are used mainly to supply the latest information to websites that are regularly updated.
a server that is suitable to use for doing business over the Internet because it can deal with information that has been encrypted (=made safe by putting it into a form that not everyone can read)
a building or a group of buildings that holds a large collection of servers for connecting to the Internet
British a piece of software that runs on a web server and allows users to choose the things that they want to buy
computing a program that searches for new websites on the Internet and builds them into a database that users can use to find documents containing a particular word, phrase or subject
a technology for getting sound or video to your computer through the Internet as a continuous stream so that you can hear the sound or see the video before all the information has been received by your computer
computing a series of email messages or messages on a bulletin board about a particular subject
a form of machine learning which incorporates the use of neural networksBuzzWord Article
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