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business transaction that occurs over an electronic network such as the internet


business to consumer; e-commerce consist of the sale of goods and services to the general public

electronic storefront

an online business that contains product descriptions, images, and a shopping cart

shopping cart

allows the consumer to collect purchases

online auction

users bid on an item sold by someone else


consumer to consumer; e-commerce occurs when one consumer sells directly to another, such as in an online auction


business to business; e-commerce provides goods and services to another business


the transmission of messages and files via a computer network

e-mail program

the service to create, send, receive, forward, store, print, and delete e-mail messages

e-mail address

a combination of user name and domain name that identifies a user so that he or she can receive internet e-mail

user name

a unique combination of characters, such as letters of the alphabets

address book

contacts folder


a communication protocol used by some outgoing mail servers

mailing list

a distribution list, a group of e-mail names and addresses given a single name

instant messaging

a real time internet communications service that notifies you when one or more people are online and allows you to exchange messages or files or join a private chat room with them


real time typed conversation that takes place on a computer

real time

means that you and the people with whom you are conversing are online at the same time

chat room

is a location on an internet server that permits users to chat with each other


enables users to speak to other users over the internet


an internet standard that permits file uploading and transferring with other computers on the internet


the process of transferring documents, graphic and other objects from your computer to a server on the internet


an online area in which users have written discussions about a particular subject

message board

a popular web based type of discussion group that does not require a newsreader


the code of acceptable behaviors users should follow while on the internet


communication protocol used by some incoming mail servers

threaded discussion

consist of the original articles and all subsequent related replies


reviews the contents of the article, and then post it, if it is appropriate

news server

a computer that stores and distributes news group messages

FTP server

a computer that allows users to upload and or download files using FTP


to add your email name and address to a mailing list

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