Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

What does ARPANET stand for?

ARPANET stands for Advanced Research Projects Agency Network. This was created by ARPA of the United States Department of Defense during the Cold War. The ARPANET was the world’s first operational packet switching network, and the predecessor of the global Internet. Packet switching is currently the leading foundation for both voice and data communication worldwide […]

What does WIFI stand for?

WIFI is the acronym for wireless local area network: a local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few. It can also be seen as a group of wireless local area network (WLAN) devices according to the IEEE 802.11 standards. Wi-Fi devices are installed in […]

What does MSN stand for?

MSN stands for “Microsoft Network”. The term MSN is used to refer to Windows Live Messenger, an instant messaging client developed by Microsoft. This client is designed to work with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 as well as Windows Mobile. The client has been actively apart of Microsoft’s Windows […]

What does Spam stand for?

Spam refers to electronic messages transmitted to randomly selected recipients who have not requested such communication. Such messages are usually large in size, unrelated and improperly sent to recipients. The most common form of spam is email spam, but there are other types which extend to the web (discussion boards, social networking and blogging sites), […]

What does http stand for?

Hypertext Transfer Protocol also knows as Http refers to the application rules governing the transfer and format of data, requested using computer tools or systems that have interconnected information. Primarily it is used to access resources such as HTML files, image files and query results that are inter-connected in several ways. It was the leading […]

What does WII stand for?

The acronym Wii which when pronounced sounds like the pronoun “we” means Wireless Inter-Interface. The Wii concept was developed in 2001 by Nintendo’s game designer Shigeru Miyamoto an idea which introduced a new form of player interaction. Four years later the concept developed further, producing the Wii Remote which was made popular by Nintendo and […]

What do the Domain Extensions stand for?

Domain extensions are the top most part of a domain name. A domain name is the characterizing feature for identifying, naming and creating an address for a website on the internet. All domain names are developed using the guiding principles of the Domain Name System. Each domain name consists of dots that separate each part […]

What does TMZ stand for?

About TMZ is a website that is devoted to give the latest news on celebrities. It debuted in December 2005, and is a joint venture between AOL and Telepictures Productions, a division of Warner Bros. The letters TMZ actually stands for thirty-mile zone which is a reference to the “studio zone” within a thirty-mile […]

What does NSFNET stand for?

NSFNET stands for the National Science Foundation Network. It was formed to afford researchers in academia the opportunity to utilize super-computers. The network was integral to the success of the internet in the early 90’s. Before it became NSFNET, the National Science Foundation, its predecessor sponsored CSNET in 1979. It was after this experience that […]

What does MODEM stand for?

Modem stands for modular – demodulator. It is a mechanism that adjusts an analog carrier signal to program digital information as well as to extract the carrier signal to decipher the information that was transmitted. The aim is to generate a signal that can easily transmit, decode and replicate the original digital data. Modems can […]