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Web 2.0

The name given to the many new uses of the World Wide Web that have emerged since the beginning of its second decade such as web applications for performing business transactions, sharing and viewing photo and videos, chatting, and collaborating.

Social Network

An group of people drawn together by family, work or hobby. On the Web, social sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter have expanded the concept to include a company's customers, a celebrity's fans and a politician's constituents


An online community Web site for people to upload and watch videos, stores videos that also can be embedded in other Web sites.


A collection of searchable, linked Web pages that users can create or edit collaboratively.


The world's largest encyclopedia available on the Web. It is user generated, and anyone can create or edit an article.


The speed at which information travels over the Internet.

Profile Page

In your account on a Web site where you provide additional information about yourself like name. age, address, interests, etc.


Web sites that function as online journals, containing a collection of articles, or posts. One or more people may contribute posts to a blog, and readers can share comments on each post.


A computer system in a network that is shared by multiple users.


The first page retrieved when accessing a Web site.

Search Engine

Software that searches web sites for data based on the words you type in the search box.


Word, phrase, or picture that, when clicked, takes the user to another location.


A group of computers that can communicate with each other electronically, either through cables or wireless connections.

Domain Name

An organization's unique name on the Internet. The chosen name combined with a top level domain (TLD), such as .com or .org, makes up the Internet domain name.


A word or phrase used in a search.

Boolean Operators

Connecting terms such as AND, OR, NOT used to combine two or more conditions in a search (website or Internet). Also known as logical operators.

Banner or Banner Ad

It is typically rectangular advertisement placed on a Web site either above, below or on the sides of the Web site's main content and is linked to the advertiser's own Web site.


A place to give the user an area in which to enter data.


The primary method for keeping a computer secure from intruders. It allows or blocks traffic into and out of a private network or the user's computer.


Internet Explorer's term for bookmarked Web pages.


It protects the rights of writers, artists, and composers to their work for a period of time.

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