Key Terms - The Internet

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Internet
It is a computer network that connects computers worldwide.
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FTP
It is a protocol used for sending files between computers and over the internet.
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URL
Uniform Resource Locator. It is a unique web address which every webpage has.
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Search Engine
A search engine is a database on the WWW that helps us quickly find the pages in which we want.
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Distrubuted Computing
Where a series of computers are networked together and each work on solving the same problem.
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Bandwidth
Bandwidth is the measure of capacity of a communications channel. It measures the amount of data which can be uploaded or downloaded in a specific measure of time.
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Dial Up Modem
It is a way of connecting to the internet using analogue modem. It's connection is very slow - 56kbs.
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Broadband
This term is applied to networks which can carry multiple channels of data. More data can be carried at the same time.
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Censorship
Censorship is when certain facts are changed or removed on purpose, often businesses do no publish material which could show another businesses idea or their employees in a bad light.
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Supercomputer
A extremely fast and powerful computer, it is often made up of dozens of cabinets. It uses alot of power and is used to make calculations.
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Web Crawler
It is a meta search engine that blends the top search results from leading search engines.
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Boolean Search
A boolean search combines key words together using logic statements to link them e.g. AND, OR, NOT
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It is a protocol used for sending files between computers and over the internet.

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Uniform Resource Locator. It is a unique web address which every webpage has.

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A search engine is a database on the WWW that helps us quickly find the pages in which we want.

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Where a series of computers are networked together and each work on solving the same problem.

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