Know what all the different parts of the internet are used for and who is using them.

Adult Content (sites parents may block)

When we think of adult content we immediately think of porn, however online covers all possible topics that may not be suitable for young people.
Some content parents may not want there children viewing includes:
Bomb making


A blog is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web, consisting of entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order.
This article is posted on my blog and linked to my social media sites.

Bulletin Boards

An Internet site where users can post comments about a particular issue or topic and reply to other users’ postings.

Crowd Sourced Content

Crowdsourcing, is the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and this is happening a lot online.
Artists, Scientist and Entrepreneurs are crowdsourcing to
fund projects.
Crowdfunding sites include: kickstarter, Crowd funding for everyone, Indiegogo, Guardian Angels, appbackr and many more.

Deep Web

The part of the World Wide Web that is not discoverable by means of standard search engines, including password-protected or dynamic pages and encrypted networks.


E-Commerce is any commercial transactions conducted electronically on the Internet.


Emails are messages distributed by electronic means from one computer user to one or more recipients via a network.


Forums are a meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.

Games online

An online game is a video game that either partially or primarily played through Internet or another computer network. Online games often include a chat element where gamers can interact during the game.

Instant Messaging

Abbreviated IM, a type of communications service that enables you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet, analagous to a telephone conversation but using text-based, not voice-based, communication. Typically, the instant messaging system alerts you whenever somebody on your private list is online. You can then initiate a chat session with that particular individual.

Life Stream

Streaming or media streaming is a technique for transferring data so that it can be processed as a steady and continuous stream. Often used when watching movies online or a sporting game that is being played as you are watching.

Location Based Services

Location based services (LBS) are services offered through a mobile phone and other devices that take into account the device’s geographical location. LBS typically provide information such as directions or entertainment. This service can also be used to track you.


Microblogging is the activity or practice of making short, frequent posts to a microblog.

Music Online

There are many online music stores and stations online. They often offer the opportunity to download individual songs, albums, podcasts or stream live radio.


A newsgroup is a discussion about a particular subject consisting of notes written to a central Internet site and redistributed through Usenet, a worldwide network of news discussion groups.

Peer 2 Peer

Peer-to-peer (P2P) In a P2P network, the “peers” are computer systems which are connected to each other via the Internet. Files can be shared directly between systems on the network without the need of a central server. In other words, each computer on a P2P network becomes a file server as well as a client.

Often used to distribute movies and music, illegally.

Photo Sharing

Photo sharing is the publishing or transfer of a user’s digital photos online. Photo-sharing websites offer services such as uploading, hosting, managing and sharing of photos (publicly or privately).


Podcast is a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player. Typically radio stations create podcasts enabling listeners to download a show.

Online Reviews Site

A review site is a website on which reviews can be posted about people, businesses, products, or services. These sites may use techniques to gather reviews from site users or may employ professional writers to author reviews on the topic of concern for the site.

Search Engine

Search Engine a program that searches for and identifies items in a database that correspond to keywords or characters specified by the user, used especially for finding particular sites on the World Wide Web.

There are hundreds of search engines online, some specialize in topics for professionals.
Some popular search engines include Google, Bing, Yahoo! Search, Ask, Aol Search, Wow, WebCrawler, MyWebSearch

Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking is a user-defined system for bookmarks. Unlike storing bookmarks in a folder on your computer, tagged pages are stored on the Web and can be accessed from any computer.

Virtual Worlds

A virtual world is a computer-based online community environment that is designed and shared by individuals so that they can interact in a custom-built, simulated world. Users interact with each other in this simulated world using text-based, two-dimensional or three-dimensional graphical models called avatars.


VoIP (Voice over IP) is used to manage the delivery of voice information over the Internet. Services such as Skype use VoIP

Web Feed RSS

RSS (Rich Site Summary; originally RDF Site Summary)
RSS commonly referred to as “Really Simple Syndication.” RSS is method of providing website content such as news stories or software updates in a standard XML format. Newsites often provide news stories to various RSS directories that distribute them over the Internet. RSS content can be accessed with an RSS-enabled Web browser or other programs designed for retrieving RSS feeds.