internet vocabulary for beginners

The Internet has become an essential part of almost every person’s life. We use it for different purposes. As we mentioned internet here, your mind has probably started to think about “What am I going to do on the internet today?”

You might have a number of activities that you do on the internet namely- watching videos, listening to music, learn something new, talking to your friends on social media or to buy something online and the list may go on.

Now today we are going to provide you some words related to the Internet. Some of you may be familiar with the words already or some may not. If you are familiar with these words you can comment more words that you are familiar with. Those who are not familiar can enjoy the list.

Internet-

Firstly we are going to define or explain what the internet is. It is a global interconnection of computer networks or smaller networks. It is the network of networks. The networks may consist of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked through electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies.

1. WWW-

WWW stands for World Wide Web. It is a space where we can access all the information, videos, web pages, content etc with the help of internet. It was invented by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989

2. Browser-

It is a software application that enables us to access the information which is present on the World Wide Web. Example of web browsers are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox etc.

3. Search Engine-

It is a software or a website that searches for information on the World Wide Web. Users enter keywords(words) or phrases in it and it provides the related result the to the user. examples are google, bing, yahoo, Ask.com etc.

4. URL-

URL stands for Universal Resource Locator or Uniform Resource Locator. It looks like http://melearningenglish.com/. It is the URL of our site, in which http or https indicates a protocol (HTTP), a hostname(melearningenglish) which is shown in the address bar. It tells us about the location of a resource on the web.

5. Domain-

Domain name is the location of a website. As mentioned in the above example you can see the domain in a URL. We can also say it is the name of the website.

6. Website-

It is the collection of web pages which are related to each other. For example, Melearningenglish is our site and the page you are currently reading is a web page under this website.

7. Social Media-

These are the medium through which you can create, share, discuss or spread your content, images, videos, thoughts etc. through a website or app. Most popular social media are Facebook, Youtube, Twitter etc.

8. IP Address-

It stands for Internet Protocol. It is a numerical series assigned to a hardware linked to a computer network. The format of it can be for example 123.321.21.123.  or 1111:2344:4322::2344. Each computer or mobile has a unique IP address.

9. Surfing-

Internet surfing is a term used to describe the act of moving from one webpage to another or from one website to another. Surfing is a water sport also.

10. Blog-

Blog is a short form or we can say a truncated form of weblog. It is an online informational site or journal that is about a particular subject or about multiple topics.

11. Vlog-

Vlog is a video blog.

12. Webinar-

The word webinar is a blend of two words ‘web’ and ‘seminar’. It is a web-based seminar or conference through which a host can interact with the audience in real-time. This enables the audience to comment, ask questions and the host can also invite other persons to co-host the webinar.

13. VPN-

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is used to add privacy and security to any network. Using VPN you can change your IP address, hide your IP address, encrypt data transfers, show a different location of accessing the internet.
for example – a number of VPN software or applications are provided using which you can access websites, video etc that are blocked for a particular region or country for any reason. By using VPN you can change your location and access these.

 

There are numerous words that are related to the Internet. We have provided some of those. We hope you have understood these words.

You can also comment words that you think other people should also know. By doing so all of you will get more words in your vocabulary knowledge.

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