AOL – Stands for “America Online” which is an internet subscription service
Browser – A computer program that lets you view different web pages on the Internet
Chatroom – An “online” location that allows different users to communicate with each other electronically. Best thing about a chatroom is there’s no dress code!
Download – The practice of getting an information file onto your personal computer by copying it from the Internet
Electronic mail (E-MAIL) – An electronic mail “letter” sent from one computer to another using the Internet
Floppy Disk – A way to store and transfer information off of your personal computer
Modem – A device that connects your computer to the Internet by using a telephone line
Mouse – A small device for controlling the pointer on your computer screen
Spam – Yes, like the meat… except it’s not! This is an unsolicited electronic mail message, usually trying to sell you something you don’t want. Sounds like a telemarketer in your computer!
“Surfing the Net” – Slang term used by “techhies” to describe viewing multiple pages on the WORLD WIDE WEB
Virus – A software system that can get your computer sick – blech!
World Wide Web – A hypertext-based navigation system on the Internet that lets you browse through different linked resources