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Internet

a worldwide collection of networks that link millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals.

IP Address

a number that uniquely identifies each computer or device connected to the internet.

Domain Name

the text version of an IP address.

World Wide Web

consists of a worldwide collection of electronic documents (Web pages).

Web Browser

allows users to access Web pages and Web 2.0 programs.

Downloading

the process of receiving information.

Search Engine

finds information related to a specific topic.

Graphic

a digital representation of nontext information (picture, BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF).

Video

consists of full-motion images that are played back at various speeds.

Plug-in

program that extends the capability of a Web browser.

E-commerce

a business transaction that occurs over an electronic network.

E-mail

the transmission of messages and files via a computer network.

Instant Messaging

a real-time Internet communications service.

Chat

a real-time typed conversation that takes place on a computer.

Netiquette

the code of acceptable Internet behavior.

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