18 terms

telecommunication

STUDY
PLAY
netiquette
The rules for good manners on the Internet
world wide web
computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol
facsimile
An exact copy of a book, painting, document, etc.
browser
A program that accesses and displays files and other data available on the Internet and other networks
bookmark
A nonprinting character that you insert and name so that you can quickly find a particular location in a document.
search engine
a computer program that retrieves documents or files or data from a database or from a computer network (especially from the internet)
download
transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location
upload
It is sending a file from your computer to another system.
modem
Communications hardware device that facilitates the transmission of data.
l.a.n
a local computer network for communication between computers (a classroom or school)
w.a.n
A WAN is a computer network that covers a large area such as a city or a country. TRANSMISSION MEDIA- A WAN uses telecommunication links to connect the computers. BANDWIDTH- Dial- up modem connections have a maximum speed of 56KBPS but now high- speed broadband connections provide speeds of 10MBPS. FUNCTION- A WAN can be used to allow global communication through emails, to transfer files and for video conferencing.
router
A device on a network that sends data via the most efficient route to travel to a specific location.
universal resource lacator
the address of a web page on the world wide web
discussion
an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
blog
A Web log, or blog, is an online journal or diary where writers, known as bloggers, may chronicle their daily lives or comment on news and popular culture.
wiki
A Web site that can be modified by anyone, from directly within a Web browser (provided that user is granted edit access).
i.m
I.M. (usually spelled 'IM' without the periods) is instant messaging, a form of modern online chatting. IM is somewhat like texting, somewhat like email, and very much like sending notes in a classroom. IM uses specialized no-cost software that you install on your computer. That IM software in turn connects you to potentially thousands of other IM users through the Internet. You locate existing friends and make new friends by searching for their IM nicknames. Once the software and your friends list is in place, you can send instantaneous short messages to each other, with the option of including file attachments and links. While the recipient sees your message instantly, they can choose to reply at their leisure.
email
A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network, used for quick messages.