ITGS Syllabus

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Topic 132

Key terms by Wilanth
Internet languages, netiquette, Intranet, URL, hyperlink, bandwidth, WWW, browser, search engine, e-mail

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).


Etiquette practiced or advocated in electronic communication over a computer network. It is a catch-all term for the conventions of politeness recognized on Usenet, in mailing lists, and on other electronic forums such as Internet message boards.
Intranet: A privately maintained computer network that can be accessed only by authorized persons, especially members or employees of the organization that owns it.


An Internet address (for example, ), usually consisting of the access protocol ( http ), the domain name ( ), and optionally the path to a file or resource residing on that server ( trade ).


To make a hypertext link in (an electronic document or file).


the transmission capacity of an electronic communications device

World Wide Web

The complete set of documents residing on all Internet servers that use the HTTP protocol, accessible to users via a simple point-and-click system.


an application program that allows the user to examine encoded documents in a form suitable for display, esp. such a program for use on the World Wide Web.

Search engine

A software program that searches a database and gathers and reports information that contains or is related to specified terms. It also can be a website whose primary function is providing a search engine for gathering and reporting information available on the Internet or a portion of the Internet.


A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network, as between personal computers


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