glossary of Internet lingo......
The Internet is full of slang, abbreviations and cute little
We have started to put together a list of these to help you
with the confusion and make you sound more Internet savvy.
So lets start with the most used these days:
= World Wide Web ....That's the Internet.
= Internet Service Provider.....These companies provide the
means with which to access the internet from you computer
ie: Rogers, Bell, Ilap, etc.
= The storage of your web files (which is usually done
through and ISP).
= Frequently Asked Questions.....Quite often the first place
you want to go to on a site if you have a specific question.
= HyperText Markup Language.....This is the most common code
used to design web sites.
Tags = Hidden keywords in the web code that the search
engines look for.
= The most common file format for images displayed on websites.
= Interactive online journals and disscussion groups displayed
on websites. Public access is widely encouraged. Images may
also be displayed.
= Identical to a blog except the primary content is video
uploaded by users.
= Interactive graphics and animation for the web. Can
be used for menus, demonstrations, product tours, really anything
you can think of. Wind-Net's main menu was created using the
= The two most common video formats on the web. Mpeg is
a format native to Windows while Quicktime (.mov) is native
to Mac, although it is fully compatible with (and sometimes
preferred) Windows users.