ITGS Syllabus

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Topic 131

Key terms by Ronald
Internet protocols, for example, HTTP, FTP, TCP/IP, cookies, listserv, web cam, Internet languages

Internet protocols, for example, HTTP, FTP, TCP/IP, cookies, listserv, web cam, Internet languages, netiquette, Intranet, URL, hyperlink, bandwidth, WWW, browser, search engine, e-mail

Internet Protocols

These are the datagrams or packets that carry blocks of data from one node to another. These are used in the internet.


This stands for hypertext transfer protocol, which is a method used to transfer and carry information on the internet.


This stands for file transfer protocol, which is used to connect multiple computers over the Internet so that computer users can transfer files and perform file commands on other computers.


This is the transmission control protocol, which is a virtual circuit protocol that is one of the core protocols of the Internet protocol suite.


Cookies are parcels of text sent by a server to a web browser and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. These are used for authenticating, tracking, and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences and the contents of their electronic shopping carts.


Listserv was the first email list management software product of its kind. Before its invention, all email lists had to be administered manually. The word "listserv" is now often used as a generic term for any email-based mailing list application of that kind.

Web Cam

Also known as a webcam, and real camera, is a real-time camera that can be used on messaging services and on the internet. Web-accessible cameras typically involve a digital camera which uploads images to a web server, either continuously or at regular intervals. You can do this by attaching the camera to the computer.

Internet Languages

As of January 2007, approximately 1,094 million people worldwide use the Internet, according to Internet World Stats. The top 5 languages are English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and German (in order of greatest to least).


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