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What is Facebook?

Facebook is the most popular social networking site on the internet. A social networking site is basically an online platform through which people keep in touch with family and friends, make new friends, catch up with long lost friends and relatives and even communicate with business partners. In short it can be said that social [...]

What is a Blog?

A blog is a website (or part of it) which is somewhat of an ‘online diary’, containing thoughts, comments, or documentation of things or events. The term ‘blog’ is shortened form of the term ‘web log’. To date, it is estimated that there are 112,000,000 blogs existing in cyberspace. This trend began in 1999, when [...]

What is Google Chrome?

Google Chrome is a web browser developed by search engine giant Google. This web browser is designed to be faster than all available browsers, simple to use and secure. Google chrome was first released in its beta phase on the 2nd of September in 2008, followed by the mainstream release 11th of December that same [...]

What is URL?

What is URL? In the area of computing, URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. All web pages in the World Wide Web can be accessed using their directory name, the URL. The URL is a file or page’s global address, a unique “folder” that when typed in a browser will bring you to a specific [...]

What is Wi-Fi?

What is Wi-Fi? Wi-Fi stands for Wireless Fidelity, a trademark term by the Wi-Fi Alliance, a group that promoted and standardizes wireless LAN (local area network) technology. In the most commonly used sense, having Wi-Fi means being able to connect to the Internet minus the use of cables or wirings. Internet signals are transmitted from [...]

What is LOL?

What is LOL? LOL is the acronym for “laugh out loud” or “laughing out loud”. This word has practically become a part of the modern lexicon, being always used in conversations conducted in chat, email, and text messaging. Variations of LOL have sprouted since it was first used, including ROFL (rolling on the floor laughing) [...]

What is Poke?

What is Poke? Poke is a feature on the social networking site Facebook which a user can use for the intention of getting another Facebook user’s attention. In real life, to poke is to usually get somebody’s attention by using a pointed finger or any pointy object. In facebook, the poke button is located under [...]

What is PayPal?

What is PayPal? – PayPal 101 If you are a person, who always go online it is possible you know or hear about PayPal. PayPal is known worldwide for it is the world’s most popular online payment system. It is a widely used intermediary service for online purchasing. Millions of internet users are using PayPal [...]

What is RSS?

What is RSS? RSS is an abbreviation for Really Simple Syndication, which is a technology normally deployed in delivering frequently updated web content. Those who follow blogs, news updates, social networking sites and other websites that are frequently updated have in the past had to rely on bookmarking and manually checking for updates. RSS takes [...]

What is QQing?

What is QQing? QQing, in its original sense, is a Warcraft II slang, where the hotkeys alt+QQ can be pressed if a player wants to immediately exit a program and a match. The slang is used to tell other players to “just quit”, most of the time because a player is unskilled, or the opponent [...]

What is HTML?

The internet is today arguably the biggest resource for information, entertainment and communication. It is also the single largest source and venue for business, processing and transactions which are worth billions per every few hours. If there is anything you are looking for it is more than likely to be found on the internet. There [...]

What is the Meaning of Bom Sabado?

What is the Meaning of Bom Sabado? Bom Sabado means “good Saturday” in Portuguese. It is the name of a virus that is affecting social networking site Orkut. Orkut is operated by Google Inc., and while not popular in the west, it is widely used in countries like Brazil and India. The Bom Sabado virus [...]

What is Silverlight?

What is Silverlight? Silverlight is a free plug-in development platform that is powered by the .NET framework. Silverlight enables users to create rich media and business applications. It can be used in applications for web, desktop and mobile devices. Silverlight can run on multiple browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera. Silverlight is owned [...]

What is Favicon?

What is Favicon? Favicon is a shortened term for ‘favorite icon’, a custom icon (which is oftentimes a logo) that is associated with a website, appearing on the immediate left of the URL address in the address bar of your browser. It also appears on tabs in tabbed browsing, and is visible on the left [...]

What is Y88?

What is Y88? Y88 is an online directory of instant flash based games. Browsing flash games through Y88 lets the user view games available from different resources in just one website. Y88 can be found in the URL http://y88.in There are more than twenty thousand flash games in Y88. The games are divided into categories, [...]

What Is VOIP?

What Is Voip? V.O.I.P. stands for Voice over Internet Protocol.  It is a technology that allows transmission of voice calls over the internet instead of the regular phone lines.  ”Internet Protocol” was originally designed for data transfer, but due to its success, voice transfer was adapted to the same technology.  With the use of VoIP [...]

What Is Web 2.0?

What Is Web 2.0? Though there is much debate what Web 2.0 really means, many experts agree that the web today is so much different from the way we viewed it in the past.  Web 2.0 is associated with the updated versions of the sites and services of the web.  The ‘old’ web had to [...]

What Is jQuery?

What Is jQuery? jQuery is a popular JavaScript library that makes making web pages and applications quicker and easier.  It is so popular that Microsoft, ESPN, and Twitter use jQuery on their sites.  By eliminating unnecessary markup on the codes, jQuery makes JavaScript writing easy and short.  One line of a jQuery code would achieve [...]

What is BCC?

What is BCC? BCC stands for Blind Carbon Copy and is used in email messaging.  It is a copy of the email you’re sending to a recipient whose email address is hidden from the message. In contrast, email addresses of recipients added in the “TO” and “CC” columns are reflected on the email message. In [...]

What is Bonjour?

What is Bonjour? Bonjour is a networking technology from Apple, Inc. where devices, computers, and services on IP networks are automatically detected or located.  It involves zero-configuration networking wherein there is no need to enter IP addresses or configure DNS servers in locating devices in a particular network.  It works with both wired and wireless [...]

What is Broadband? – Popular Types

What is Broadband? – Popular Types Broadband is a shortened term for broadband internet connection. In the early introduction of the internet, connections were made possible using telephone lines and a modem. However, a modem provides slow connection and is limited to run only at 56kbps. Transferring large files over the internet using telephone lines [...]

What is CPM? – CPM vs. CPC

What is CPM? – CPM vs. CPC CPM is a term used in web advertising. The term is the abbreviation for cost-per-thousand impressions. CPM is often used in online advertising and marketing, which has something to do with driving traffic to a certain website. To calculate the worth or cost a particular e-marketing campaign, advertisers [...]

What is DSL? – A Quick Guide

What is DSL? – A Quick Guide DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line and is a very popular type of broadband internet connection. When you say broadband, it means high-speed internet connection. DSL is the most widely used internet connection although subscribers could choose from various types like dial-up, cable, satellite and wireless broadband. However, [...]

What is VPN?

What is VPN? VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and it functions as provider of secured connections between private networks linked through the Internet. It enables remote computers to work as if they are just linked on a local area network. VPN allows a user to connect to their office network from the comfort of [...]

What is Yelp? – A Simple Review

What is Yelp? – A Simple Review Yelp is another example of a social networking website. However, it is not just your typical social networking website. Actually, it is a social networking site, user review and a local search website. Yelp has an increasing number of unique visitors. It approximately has 30 million monthly visitors. [...]

What is Zoosk? – A Simple Review

What is Zoosk? – A Simple Review Zoosk is a fresh and popular internet dating website. The program is not just your usual dating website. Zoosk is an intelligent internet program that makes use of popular social networking websites with the likes of MySpace and Facebook. In short, Zoosk is both an internet dating and [...]

What is Xfinity?

What is Xfinity? Xfinity is ComCast Corporation’s triple play service which carries digital cable, cable Internet and cable telephone services. ComCast named the digital service Xfinity because of what the company claims as seemingly infinite content choices and cross-platform content for subscribers. Xfinity’s marketing thrust plays on its difference from other similar services: faster internet [...]

What is DOI?

What is DOI? DOI or digital object identifier is an alphanumeric tag given to a piece of intellectual property. It is a name given by the IDF or International DOI Foundation to identify any digital item on the internet. The DOI name of a particular digital object contains current information and links to its particular [...]

What is Twitter?

What is Twitter? If you have a business idea and your target market was about 150 million people from all around the world, or you had information that you wanted to share with a similar number of people spread across the globe, Twitter would be a good place to get your audience. It is one [...]

What is Cleverbot?

What is Cleverbot? Cleverbot is a website featuring an artificial intelligence (AI) web application. Others may call the cleverbot as chatterbot. You may check it at http://www.cleverbot.com. It is capable of mimicking human discussions by conversing with actual humans online. The creation was from the clever mind of AI expert Rollo Carpenter. Another creation made [...]

What is Vevo?

What is Vevo? Vevo is simply a music video website, which was the end-result of the joint venture of music giants, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Abu Dhabi Media along with EMI. EMI has allowed its content to be licensed under the group. Moreover, the licensing took no ownership stake. Vevo was officially [...]

What is XML used for?

What is XML used for? To know what is XML used for, it is better to know at least a little about its background. XML stands for Extensible Markup Language. The main goal of XML is to give emphasis to Internet simplicity and usability. Technically, XML is a subset of SGML or Standard Generalized Markup [...]

What is WEP Key?

What is WEP Key? WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy, a standard Wi-Fi wireless network security feature. A WEP key is a series of hexadecimal (numbers and letters) digits with letters ranging from A-F and numbers from 0-9. WEP is very commonly mistaken for the term Wireless Encryption Protocol. A WEP key allows computer devices [...]

What is IMVU?

What is IMVU? IMVU stands for Instant Messaging Virtual Universe, and is a social networking website in 3D format. IMVU features chat rooms, games, and places of virtual interaction with other people. Users can also create their own avatars to join in games and different animated environments. Founded in 2004, IMVU has already attracted 40 [...]

What is DNS Failure? – Resolving the Problem

What is DNS Failure? – Resolving the Problem When a DNS server is unable to translate a domain name into an IP address in a TCP/IP network, then DNS failure may occur. This occasionally happens within the Internet of in a private network of a company. DNS is a critical service on every network. When [...]

What is IGMP?

What is IGMP? Have you ever wondered how people participate in a Web conference? Each person comes into contact with the same information all at the same time. This is made possible by a communications protocol known as IGMP or Internet Group Management Protocol. IGMP is a system that utilizes the IP or Internet Protocol [...]

What is Internet?

What is Internet? Technically, Internet is a universal system of computer networks that are interconnected to serve millions or even billions of people around the world. It is like grasping the whole globe with your hands. Internet connects people from all corners of the earth. However, before you dig in to what Internet is all [...]

What is APB?

What is APB? APB or All Points Bulletin is an online video game developed by Real Time Worlds Ltd. It is a MMOG or massive multiplayer online game meaning it can accommodate thousands of gamers playing it simultaneously. APB features play between robbers and cops set in the modern urban world. The main concept is [...]

What is DHCP snooping?

What is DHCP snooping? DHCP snooping is a security feature set up to protect the DHCP infrastructure. It prevents unauthorized access to the DHCP network by unknown computers or malicious softwares. DHCP or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is involved in automatically assigning IP addresses to all computers attached to the network. With DHCP snooping, only [...]

What is Blackboard?

What is Blackboard? Blackboard is a web-based learning system used by schools for giving instructions to students, for online interaction, and for educational assessment. It is a program/software built to enhance teaching methods and the learning processes of students. Founded in 1977 by Matthew Pittinsky and Michael Chasen, Blackboard was designed to provide tech standards [...]

What is Foursquare?

What is Foursquare? In 2009, Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai created a service called Foursquare. So what is this Foursquare all about and why is it gaining more users? The service is actually a location-based social networking website. However, it is not the typical social networking website that internet users join in. Foursquare is both [...]

What is Gilt?

What is Gilt? Gilt Groupe is an online retail store which came into existence in 2007.It is a private company which is headquartered at New York. Kevin Ryan is the founder of Gilt Groupe. The company offers a wide a range of branded luxury items. Most of the world’s sought after designers work with the [...]

What is FQDN?

FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) is a complete domain name for a specific computer or a host on the internet. It uniquely describes the internet location of the server in the tree hierarchy of Domain Name System (DNS). For example, www.google.com is an FQDN for the site Google, where www is the host, google is [...]

What is BPEL?

What is BPEL? BPEL or Business Process Execution Language is a language based on XML and is an open standard for making several business systems work together. Through “Web Services”, BPEL allows various systems to connect or communicate on a network. Like integrating different functions to a common process, BPEL helps in the conduction of [...]

What is MLIA?

What is MLIA? MLIA is a website that stands for My Life Is Average. It is developed by Guru Khalsa and Enrico Mills, both UCLA students. The site features generic and everyday stories from people from all walks of life. MLIA website came into being after another website FMyLife (F*ck My Life) featured story posts [...]

What is DHCP lease time?

What is DHCP lease time? DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and it involves automatic assignment of IP addresses to computers connected to a specific network or DHCP server. Using DCHP, the server will have a pool of ready-to-use IP addresses for “leasing” to computers within a network. When a particular computer is assigned [...]

What is HMU?

What is HMU? HMU is a popular internet slang meaning “Hit Me Up”. It may mean quite a lot of things depending on the situation a person is in. But usually it refers to some sort of request for further or continued communication. Like when a person receives a text message with HMU on it, [...]

What is DirectTV?

What is DirectTV? DirectTV is an internet service provided by the satellite company DirectTV. The service is an additional to the satellite company’s regular satellite TV service. DirectTV Internet is offered in either through a partnership with a third party company or directly through satellite dish. Only one from the two options must be chosen [...]

What is EDGE?

What is EDGE? Nowadays, the use of cellular phones in accessing the Internet is widely used. Wireless network technology has improved a lot in terms of speed and availability of coverage. EDGE is a 2G network and one of the significant developments in wireless network technologies. EDGE is an acronym used for Enhanced Data GSM [...]

What is Trolling?

What is Trolling? Trolling is the intentional posting of foul, stupid, insulting, and prank messages over the internet. The purpose of which is to annoy the receiver making him respond to the joke, or to spark an endless argument based on mean remarks and lies. A person who engages in trolling is called a “troll” [...]

What is Curl?

What is Curl? Curl is a programming language used in the creation of interactive websites. It is markup language similar to HTML and an object-oriented program similar to Java or JavaScript. Curl is part of the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and got its name from [...]

What is HTML used for?

What is HTML used for? HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a form of computer language commonly used in creating Internet or webpages. And just like any other computer language, it uses codes and syntax that correspond to a variety of display instructions and applications. Since it is called a markup language, [...]

What are MMO games?

What are MMO games? MMO or massively multiplayer online games literally means games played on the internet by a large number of people. These are games that are very popular on the internet because “multi” or multiple players can play the game simultaneously. Regardless of a person’s location in the world, he/she can play the [...]

What Exactly Is HTH?

What Exactly Is HTH? You might have heard of the acronym HTH several times. However, it becomes more and more confusing as you take a closer look at its possible meanings. Well, this article has sorted out all closer meanings to the said acronym and it will provide a profound idea on each of these [...]

What is Myxer?

What is Myxer? Myxer is a popular website featuring a wide variety of media intended for cellphone uploads and downloads. This particular website was founded by Myk Willis in 2005 and at present the site has more than 40 million registered users. Myxer offers a large collection of media for cellphone users all across the [...]

What is Hyves?

What is Hyves? Hyves is a social networking site popular among the Dutch. In fact it is more popular than Facebook and MySpace in the Netherlands. It has more than 10 million registered users, with most of them Dutch. The site’s users practically represent about two thirds of the entire population of the Netherlands. Hyves [...]

What is Email Netiquette?

What is Email Netiquette? Email netiquette simply refers to etiquette in writing or responding to emails. As we all know, most of the world’s communication are through the use of technology. Some communicate through phones while others communicate through their computers using chat services or email. Unknown to some, there are also basic guidelines and [...]

What is JAX-RPC?

What is JAX-RPC? JAX-RPC refers to Java API for XML-based RPC. It literally is an API intended for web-based services and clients using RPC or remote procedure calls which are based on XML. The system allows for Web service accessibility and interoperability through Java APIs which in turn allows for communication between different Java applications. [...]

What is Seeding?

What is Seeding? Seeding is a process wherein a complete file or torrent may be connected to and uploaded by other people. A torrent or Bit torrent is a new protocol that involves faster file sharing. It involves peer to peer type of file transfer wherein files may be shared through uploading or downloading with [...]

What is Axis?

What is Axis? Axis is Apache SOAP in its third generation. SOAP or Simple Object Access Protocol is a messaging protocol based in XML used particularly for a variety of Web services. It can be implemented through RPC or Remote Procedure Call and HTTP or Hypertext Transfer Protocol for message transmission and negotiation. SOAP actually [...]

What is ASL?

What is ASL? ASL is another internet lingo or acronym that stands for “Age, Sex, and Location”. Typically used in chatrooms and on mobile phones through SMS or short messaging service. When somebody types “ASL” or “A/S/L” on a particular chatroom, it simply means that that person is asking the other about his/her age, sex, [...]

What is InPrivate Browsing?

What is InPrivate Browsing? InPrivate Browsing is a feature of Internet Explorer 8 and later versions. It basically allows for “private” internet surfing and does not leave any trace of which websites were visited by a particular user. This feature is very much helpful to keep web activities personal especially those who surf the internet [...]

What Is Yugioh Online?

What Is Yugioh Online? Before Yugioh online came to existence, the comic version actually took place first. It was developed by Kazuki Takahashi. Yet, with the inspiration of that comic, the actual card game was developed. Eventually, it became a hit animated series in the creation of Nihon Ad Systems. Since it has become very [...]

What is Myfanbox?

What is Myfanbox? Myfanbox is considered by many a SPAM website and is involved with phishing activities. Many people are already annoyed with the email flooding and spamming attributed to email senders with myfanbox related email addresses. Usually what happens is that a particular user will supposedly get a fanbox or myfanbox email message from [...]

What is SEO Marketing?

What is SEO Marketing? SEO stands for “search engine optimization” and it is a marketing tool used by many businesses with online presence to increase their website’s visibility and/or rankings on internet search engines such as Google and Yahoo. Search engines have their standards, rules, and algorithms in terms of which website will be ranked [...]

What is WHM?

What is WHM? WHM stands for Web Host Manager and serves as the control center for the cPanel and WHM package. It basically helps resellers and computer server administrators to manage hosting accounts on a particular web server. It is a web-based tool with an interface for controlling and monitoring a particular server. With the [...]

What Is Bijou?

What Is Bijou? Indeed, the porn industry is one of the most successful internet industries today. In fact, one of the companies that benefited from this success is the Bijou studios. The founder of this studio is Steven Toushin from New York. He has started out with a club and theater, which is intended for [...]

What Is Hy Vee?

What Is Hy Vee? If you want a one-stop shop for all your needs, you had better check out Hy Vee. This is an online store providing all your needs all at once. However, their products are focused on home needs. They are also gearing towards healthier products for you. Thus, if you want to [...]

What is SEO and SEM?

What is SEO and SEM? SEO and SEM are two terms, which have the same importance in the online, and internet world however have different meanings and concept. There is a difference between the two, their features and specifications as well as their functions and implementations in the online arena. To know and understand these [...]

What is VPN Used For?

What is VPN Used For? VPN is the abbreviation that means Virtual Private Network. It is a method or way to have a secured channel between a remote network and the local computer which you are working at. The remote network on the other hand is a computer network which is situated at a setting [...]