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Glossary of Internet Terms and Phrases
- A data transmission rate; the maximum amount of information (bits/second)
that can be transmitted along a channel.
BBS (Bulletin Board System)
- A computer and associated
software which typically provides an electronic message
database where people can
log in and leave messages. Messages are typically split into topic
groups similar to the
Usenet (which is like a distributed BBS). Any user may submit or read
any message in these public areas.
Apart from public message areas, a BBS may provide archives of files,
personal electronic mail and any other services or activities of interest to
the bulletin board's system operator (the "sysop"). Thousands of local BBSes
are in operation throughout the world, typically run by amateurs for fun out
of their homes on MS-DOS boxes with a single
modem line each. Although BBSes have traditionally been the domain of
hobbyists, an increasing number of BBSes are connected directly to the
Internet, and many BBSes are currently operated by government,
educational, and research institutions. Fans of Usenet and Internet or the
big commercial time-sharing bboards such as CompuServe, CIX and GEnie tend
to consider local BBSes the low-rent district of the hacker culture, but
they serve a valuable function by knitting together lots of hackers and
users in the personal-micro world who would otherwise be unable to exchange
code at all.
Use of this term for a Usenet newsgroup generally marks one either as a
newbie fresh in from the BBS world or as a real old-timer predating Usenet.
BCC (Blind Carbon Copy)
- The field in an
e-mail header that names additional recipients for the message. It is
similar to carbon copy (cc), but the names do not appear in the recipient's
message. Not all e-mail systems support the bcc feature.
webpage created to increase
search engine rankings by increasing the number of "related" pages
linking to your main
website. They take advantage of search engines' new emphasis on pages
that have many links from related websites in determining relevance to a
search term. They are
Doorway Pages with a different address.
- A fundamental unit of information having just two possible values, as
either of the binary digits 0 or 1.
- A program used on the
Internet that performs a repetitive function such as posting a message
newsgroups or searching for information or news. Bots are used to
provide comparison shopping. Bots also keep a channel open on the
Internet Relay Chat (IRC). The term is used for all variety of macros
and intelligent agents that are Internet or Web related.
Bps (Bits Per Second)
- The rate at which data is transferred (as by a
- A program which allows a person to read
hypertext. The browser gives some means of viewing the contents of nodes
(or "pages") and of navigating from one node to another.
Netscape Navigator, Mozilla, Opera, Internet Explorer are examples for
browsers for the
World Wide Web. They act as
clients to remote
- A sequence of 8
(enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a
single unit of information.
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