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brick-and-mortar

a term used to differentrate between an Internet Location and physical one

chat room

a means of providing a common message area for those users who log into a specific site

cookie

a small piece of information stored on a user's computer designed to tell a web site that the user has visited that site before

denial of service

a term used to describe the loss of Internet service when computer hackers use a specially designed program to bombard a web site with messages, making it impossible for others to view the site

FTP

a means of sending files by way of the Internet, requiring the user to use FTP software

HTML

a synonym for a web page, although HTML is actually the code used to create a web page

Internet filter

a means of preventing a user from having access to certain sites on the Internet

intranet

a network within an organization that allows users to communicate with other members of the organization without concern that users outside the organization's network can only view an intranet web site

ISP

a service that provides users with e-mail and Internet accounts that can be accessed using either a modem or a network connection

JavaScript error

a message that appears when a web page opens

Napster

a program design to find, download, and play music in the MP3 format

Shockwave

an addition or plug-in to an Internet browser that allows the user to see multimedia created with Macromedia's Director

SSL

a means of providing security on the Internet for information sent from one user to another

streaming

a means of seeing video or hearing sound files as soon as they are sent from a web site

web page

a single page of information accessed through the Internet

web site

a grouping of web pages under a single name

worm

a type of virus

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