Internet For Newbies

Approximately 30 million people world-wide use the Internet and on-line services daily. The Net is growing exponentially in all areas, and a rapidly increasing number of people are finding themselves working and playing on the Internet. The people on the Net are not all rocket scientists and computer programmers; they are graphic designers, teachers, students, artists, musicians, feminists, Rush Limbaugh-fans, and your next door neighbors. Even though the net is being used by diverse and different group of people, they all have a common bond, language. It is this bond that they will be able to communicate over the internet. In this essay I will define the different types and styles of ...

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is evolving on a national and international level. The technological vocabulary once used only by computer programmers and elite computer manipulators called "Hackers," has spread to all users of computer networks. The language is currently used by people on the Internet, and is rapidly spilling over into mainstream advertising and business. The words "on-line," "network," and "surf the net" are being utilized frequently in newspaper and television. If you're like most Americans, you're feeling bombarded by Netspeak. Television advertisers, newspapers, and international businesses have jumped on the "Information Superhighway" bandwagon, making the Net more accessible to large numbers of not-entirely-technically-oriented people. As a result, technological jargon is entering into non-technological communication. For example, even the archaic UNIX command "grep," (an acronym meaning Get REpeated Pattern) is becoming more widely accepted as a synonym of "search" in everyday ...

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words are formed. The word Internet itself is the word "net" with the prefix "inter-" added to it. Another interesting example is the word "hypertext," which is used to describe the format of one area of the Internet, the WWW (World Wide Web). The WWW is made up of millions of pages of text with "hotlinks" that allow the user to jump to another page with different information on it. "Hypertext," derived by adding the prefix "hyper-" to the word "text." According to Webster's College Dictionary, this word is defined as "a method of storing data through a computer program that allows a user to create and link fields of information at will and to retrieve the data non-sequentially. ...

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