An entry or a file placed on the user's hard drive that stores user profiles. It is often used to personalize a Web site for a frequent visitor.
The Internet and other networks, and the virtual communities they form.
To receive and transfer a file electronically from a remote computer.
Small graphic images produced using keyboard characters that writers substitute for facial expressions. For example, a "smile" is indicated by a colon and a right parenthesis.
A highly skilled computer user who accesses computer files and systems illegally or without authorization.
A Web page that functions as an introduction or front door entrance to a Web site.
links or hyperlinks
A text or image that connects the user to other pages or to other Web sites.
An ongoing discussion group on a particular topic or issue in which participants subscribe through a central service. XXXX may have a moderator who manages information flow and content.
A research tool that allows users to enter keywords to search the Internet for information.
Software that combines words, graphics, sound and video.
The appropriate behavior expected on the Internet; a combination of the words Net (from the Internet) and etiquette.
A computer system that uses communication equipment to connect two or more computers.
To send a file or application from a local computer to another computer over the Internet.
A system that uses three-dimensional graphics to create an imaginary place that seems very realistic.
An unauthorized program that attaches itself to other computer programs and, after reproducing itself, causes damage or destroys data in those programs.