Dan's "KISS" List of Internet Terms
CUL - See You Later
TKS - Thanks
BFG - Big friendly grin
:-) - a happy face
:-( - a frown or sad face - "Sorry"
Browser - "search engine"
Byte-SIZE 8Bits in a Byte, (MB, KB, GB)
Cookie - means of identifying "visitor"
Domain Name - yorkrite.com
E-mail - electronic mail
Snail mail - regular post office
Defrag - eliminating "holes in data disc" on hard drive in computer
helps restore speed
FAQ - (Frequently Asked Questions)
FTP - (File Transfer Protocol)
Data from your computer to your provider's computer
Floppy Disc - 3.5x3.5 "disc for data storage,pograms
CD - same thing only round
GIF - (Graphic Interchange Format) image file - quality
JPEG - (Joint Photographic Experts Group - image file for Internet - "speed"
hit - means a single request from a web browser for a single item from a web server
Home Page (or Homepage) - Web Site - Internet Site
HTML - (HyperText Markup Language)
HTTP- (HyperText Transfer Protocol)
Hypertext - text that contains links to other documents
Hyperlink - A "underlined item" on a web page (Nominally blue) which takes your computer directly to a new website. Webmasters should refrain from using underlines in text for emphasis
IM - Instant Mesage to smeone on line - AOL has buddy lists
Chat Room - talking to a group people on line
Internet - inter-connected networks
WWW -(World Wide Web) - Internet
ISDN - (Integrated Services Digital Network) ISP - (Internet Service Provider)
Listserv® - mailing list - net - one message goes to all
Login - getting on site/net/Internet
Mail list - list of addresses
MIME - (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions), needs "un zip program"like "Winzip"
Modem - (MOdulator, DEModulator) do for computers what a telephone does for humans.
Password - A code used to gain access to a locked system.
Good passwords contain letters and non-letters - IE 021GDP28
Program - the device which allows you to do things on your computer
"SURF THE NET" before you "BUY"
Plug-in - A (usually small) piece of software that
adds features to a larger piece of software
Server - A computer, or a software package, that provides a specific kind of service to client software running on other computers.
Screen Name - Your Domain , Handle, ID, for e-mail - Don't select NAME
Spam (or Spamming) - An inappropriate attempt to use a mailing list
URL-Uniform Resource Locator-"address of web site"...WEBMASTER "owns/builds/controls sites"