Internet Slang & Jargon - English Vocabulary Lesson

source: Learn English with Let's Talk  2014年4月15日
1. 404 Error - 404 is "The website Page not found error" or "Clueless"

2. Adobe acrobat - Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format.

3. Cookie - A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user's previous activity.

4. Domain Name - Domain names function on the Internet in a manner similar to a physical address in the physical world. Each part of the domain name provides specific information. These pieces of information enable web browsers to locate the web page. The naming system is closely regulated in order to prevent confusion or duplicate addresses.

5. DSL - Digital subscriber line (DSL, originally digital subscriber loop) is a family of technologies that provide Internet access by transmitting digital data over the wires of a local telephone network.

6. E-commerce - Electronic commerce, commonly known as E-commerce or eCommerce, is a type of industry where the buying and selling of products or services is conducted over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks.

7. Emoticons - a representation of a facial expression such as a smile or frown, formed by various combinations of keyboard characters and used in electronic communications to convey the writer's feelings or intended tone.

8. Case-senstitive- (of a computer program or function) It differentiates between capital and lower-case letters on the key board. Passwords are case sesitive.

9. Lurker - In Internet culture, a lurker is typically a member of an online community who observes, but does not actively participate.The exact definition depends on context. Lurkers make up a large proportion of all users in online communities.

10. Mouse potato - a person who spends a great deal of time using a computer.

11. Spider(web) - A spider is a program that visits Web sites and reads their pages and other information in order to create entries for a search engine index. The major search engines on the Web all have such a program, which is also known as a "crawler" or a "bot." Spiders are typically programmed to visit sites that have been submitted by their owners as new or updated.