Common Internet Terms : One must know

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My friend called up and informed me that his broadband is down and the modem is showing no light in ADSL. I told him to check his IP configuration and change the DNS server and if that does not help then he should contact the ISP. He called back and informed me that the ISP has told that there is some problem with the server and would be rectified soon. My 12 year old nephew who is a novice to the web asked me what exactly I was talking about. Not just him but many of us are really not aware about the common Internet terms that we use as a routine. So here’s a brief introduction to some of the terms that you must know and understand:-


The word Broadband in layman’s language basically refers to high speed Internet access but basically it is the ability of the network to send multiple streams (signals) be it voice, video or data down the same line.

ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line)

ADSL is data communications technology that enables faster data transmission over copper telephone lines than a conventional voice-band modem. It does this by utilizing frequencies that are not used by a voice telephone call.


A section of your computer’s memory / storage used to store information downloaded from the Web temporarily so that requests for the same information can be retrieved from the Cache and don’t need to be downloaded each time speeding up the surfing experience.


A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser. Common uses of a cookie are to remember preferences, online shopping cart contents and log-in information. However sometimes cookies are used to gather more than required information from the computer and are a real threat to the web surfer’s privacy.


Firewall is a combination of hardware and software designed to protect that controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on applied rule set. Firewall prevents unwarranted intrusion in your system by hackers at the same time restricting Internet access and blocking certain sites that the administrator deems unsuitable for work use.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

A network protocol through which files are exchanged between two or more computer over a network.

HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)

A programming language that defines how web pages are formatted and displayed and the web browser interprets these codes and displays the document accordingly.

HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol)

An application protocol used to transfer information containing hyper Text, mainly web pages. The http:// in a URL tells the web browser to download and transmit the relevant Hyper Text document i.e. a webpage.

IP (Internet Protocol) Address

This is a unique number which identifies a computer on the Internet. Every computer that is connected to the Internet, permanently or temporarily, is assigned IP address which is a four set of number.

DNS (Domain Name Server) – A phonebook of the Internet that translates human-friendly computer hostnames into IP addresses and vice versa facilitating internet communication.

ISP (Internet Service Provider) : ISP refers to the company that provides you basic access to the Internet.

Modem (Modulator/Demodulator) : The device that allows your computer to communicate over existing phone lines.

World Wide Web (WWW) : The collection of web sites, pages, resources and users on the Internet that use are accessed via HTTP.

TCP/IP (Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol)

This is the protocol used by networks to communicate with each other over the Internet. It is the basic language of the Internet. Basically it consists of a two-layer program. One to split data into smaller more manageable chunks or packets, and the second to address each packet so they all go to the right destination.


A host computer used to transfer (serve) files to you via a network or Internet connection.

Latest news: New governance and new promises for Delhi!!

Delhi has been under the grips of Presidential rule since last six months after Arvind Kejriwal had resigned lot of confusion. Delhi survived last six months but the time has come now to revive the control and pick up the strings left by Arvind Kejriwal. Arvind

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal had vowed to wipe out corruption and put things straight at the center. But the road was daunting and path was full of hurdles. Before even the whole drama could settle, out came a surprising resignation of Arvind Kejriwal from AAP and put the party’s position in a questionable state. The confusion as to what will happen next, still prevails as the speculation is on the next government is still on.

Who is going to form the government? What is going to happen now?

Bhartiya Janta Party wants to form the government with fresh polls. They have mentioned Mr Harsh Vardhan as their first choice for the post of chief minister. Mr Harsh Vardhan is the union health minister. As usual the allegations are in progress as Arvind Kejriwal is accusing the BJP leaders of buying the congress MLAs.

Ultimately the decision rests on the Governor’s shoulders. However, people think that BJP would be able to form the government as they have the funds and they are in power. AAP is heavily protesting and is asking people to show their disagreement via phone lines or through social media. The whole scenario is confusing as AAP wants to create an uproar in public and show their disapproval. There is no doubt that people can drive the change but with past performance of AAP it seems unlikely that public would take them seriously.

Delhi needs law and order, a meticulous city with proper statehood. Who can give this and how? The party should be able to provide proper governance for Delhi and solve the prime issues facing the city. Delhi has main issues like inflation, law and order, power and corruption.

Let us join our hands together and choose the best governance for Delhi during these elections. Share your thoughts about new leader with your friends. You can shareyour thoughts and opinions with your friends and relatives. Discuss about the city where you live and become more aware. Also be involved and participate in activities happening around your city. Be more aware and learn more. Logon to FullonSMS to Send Free SMS Online to your friends and enhance your awareness through interaction and participation.

Some Dashing Texting Tips To Look Kool Which You Cannot Afford To Miss!

Slang words

“CU L8tr.Gtg.”

Do the above words make sense to you? Or does is look like mere gibberish? If you do understand what it means, that goes to show that you are up to date with texting language. If you wish to look cool, you better be aware of all the slangs and abbreviations which are so popular nowadays. Using complete words are so passé. So, instead of saying ‘see you later; got to go’ you can simply type ‘CUL8tr. GTG. ‘

The reason behind the advent of such a language was quite logical. We all have our mobile phones with us and we often send SMSs to our friends and family. However due to lack of time, we are not able to type lengthy messages to express ourselves. The texting language developed mainly because of this. This language basically involves abbreviations of words and slangs commonly used in day to day conversations.  Someone who is not used to this language will get highly confused when looking at messages.

The main reason for the invention of such a language was because text entries are difficult, requiring multiple key presses on a small keypad to generate letters. Also, these short forms made texting easier and much faster.  But nowadays, texting language has almost become a symbol of coolness. Those who are not aware of these short forms are made fun of by their friends. So it is better to keep yourself abreast of the latest text abbreviations.

Many Bollywood movies and even TV channels has been cashing in on the craze for text lingos. Movies like ABCD (Any Body Can Dance) and music channels like B4U (before you) sound quite cool and are very popular and catchy.

If you are worried that you know nothing about SMS slangs, think no further; we are here to help you out. If you want to convey your love to someone, you can send your message and then SWAK; this simply means that you seal it with a kiss. Now doesn’t that sound cool? You could also send your BFF (Best friend forever) some TLC (tender loving care) messages and she would be on cloud nine. There are also some basic lingos you must be aware of as there are very common. Some of these lingos include BRB (be right back), BTW (by the way), B4N (Bye for now), CYA (see you), DBEYR (don’t believe everything you read), ILU (I love you), GR8 (great) and many more. Using the above slangs, you can easily create cool sentences such as Btw ILU, u r gr8 (By the way, I love you. You are great).

If you follow the above examples of new jargons and message slangs that convey spontaneous emotions and personal expressions, you will find your text experiences very smooth sailing and will definitely impress your friends and family with cool attitude.