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By anzbau
  • e-mail

    Ray Tomlison is credited with sending the first test email to himself via ARPANET. He also chose, quite randomly, the @ symbol to use in email addresses. To learn more, read Wikipedia entry on e-mail.
  • wiki software

    wiki software
    First wiki software was developed by Ward Cunningham. Wikis allow easy creation and collaborative editing of a number of interlinked web pages via a web browser and using a simplified text editor. To read more about this, check out a Wikipedia article on wikis.
  • blog

    The term being an blend of 'web log' was coined in 1997 although online diaries existed before that. Blog is a website where an individual (or a group of users) regularly posts descriptions and commentaries of various events and topics. Blogs are usually interactive, meaning visitors can leave comments, thus engaging in a dialogue with the author(s). More information in the Wikipedia entry on blog.
  • Google

    Google offers a number of Internet-based services but is best known for Internet search, cloud computing and advertising technologies. Its mission is "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful". More in the Wikepedia entry on Google.
  • Wikipedia

    Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by a non-profit organisation and edited voluntarily by anyone in the world. More information in Wikipedia.
  • Second Life

    Second Life
    It's a virtual world built by Linden Lab. It can be accessed on the Internet via Viewer. Residents can explore the world and interact with it and other users through avatars. You can read more about Second Life in Wikipedia.
  • Skype

    A software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet (both audio and video). Calls to other skype users are for free while those to landlines and mobiles are offered for a fee. More about Skype in Wikipedia.
  • Facebook

    A social networking site where users create profiles, upload information about themselves, connect with other users and exchange information, images, messages, create groups of interest, etc. You can read more about Facebook in Wikipedia.
  • podcast

    A series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication.The date refers to when the term was coined by a Guardian journalist. More about podcast in Wikipedia.
  • Youtube

    A video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos, comment on them and set up channels. If interested, read a Wikipedia entry on Youtube for more info.
  • Twitter

    A social networking and microblogging service, via which users send and read messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters which answer a question 'What's happening?' Read aboutTwitter in Wikipedia.