A network of United States military computers formed in 1969 that provided the basis for the Internet; stands for Advances Research Projects Agency Network.
A file that can contain text, graphics, video, or any other kind of information that can be stored and transmitted on a computer and that is sent with an e-mail message.
A search for Web pages that uses operators with specific keywords.
A software application that allows users to locate and display information on the Web.
A site on the internet where users can discuss topics in real time.
To take a file from a Web page or another computer on the Internet and copy that file to a computer.
Part of the address name of a Web site that can identify the organization or type of organization hosting the site.
A means of sending messages through computers connected through computers connected to the Internet.
File transfer protocol
A common protocol used for uploading and downloading files over the Internet; often used for transmitting large files.
Connect to the Internet
The main page of a Web site, usually the first one a visitor sees.
On a Web page, text that is linked to another location in the same page or a different page so that the user can click on the text to jump to that page.
A message sent in real time between individuals online.
Internet service provider
A business that gives its customers' computers access to the Internet through its own network.
A word, used in a search query, that is likely to appear in the desired page.
A device that allows computers to send and receive signals through telephone lines.
A group of computers that can communicate with each other electronically, either through cables or wireless connections.
A discussion group whose members use the Internet to post and read messages.
A word, such as AND, OR, NOT, or NEAR, that tells a search engine how to use the keywords in Boolean search query.
A hardware or software application that adds a specific feature to a computer.
A set of rules for transmitting data between computers that is accepted by both computers.
A Web site with database software that located documents on the Web by searching for specific words.
A list of keywords and other information that a search engine uses to locate Web pages that are likely to contain information users want.
Unsolicited advertising distributed over the Internet t newsgroups or mailing lists; electronic junk mail
A technique for transferring audio and video files so they can start playing as soon as a PC begins receiving them, rather than waiting for the complete files to download first.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
A protocol for communication between individual computers and the Internet
To copy a file from an individual computer to a server.
Uniform resource locator
An address that identifies the computer and file location of a Web page so a browser can find and retrieve it.
A unified set of documents and related files available for display on the World Wide Web.
World Wide Web
A hypermedia system that enables a user to retrieve documents, images, and sounds over the Internet by selecting words or pictures representing them; also call the Web.