Internet Basics – Basic Terms

The Internet has been around for a while. You most probably use it regularly. As a matter of fact, if you are reading this, you are probably online right now, and are most likely acquainted with most of the basic terms we’ve included here. And most of these “basic terms” are exactly that – basics.

Nevertheless, understanding basic Internet terms can come in useful for any parent who wishes to understand their children’s world and is looking to create a safe online environment for their children.

So, whether you are new to the world of Internet or just want to review some of the basics, we’ve collected a few fundamental terms related to the Internet.

Anonymizer or Anonymous Proxy
Anonymous Messenger apps
App
Blog or Online Journal
Browser
Chat Room
Chat Roulette
Cloud Computing
Contact / Contact List
Domain
E-mail message
Facebook
File
File Sharing
Forum
HTML
ICQ
Internet
Instant Message
ISP
Keyword
MSN Messenger
Meme
MySpace
P2P
Post
Profile
Proxy
Selfie
Slut-shaming
Smart Phone
Snapchat
Social Network
Spam
Talkback
Twitter
URL
Web 2.0
Web page
Web site
Windows Live Messenger
Wi-Fi
YouTube