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Internet Architecture Board
A council that makes decisions about Internet standards.


ID3 is a metadata container most often used in conjunction with the MP3 audio file format. It allows information such as the title, artist, album, track number, or other information about the file to be stored in the file itself.


Internet Explorer
IE is the most widely used World Wide Web browser. It is bundled with the Microsoft Windows operating system and can also be downloaded from Microsoft's Web site.


Internet Engineering Task Force
A subgroup of IAB that focuses on solving technical problems on the Internet.


Internet Information Server
A web server for Windows operating systems. Developed by Microsoft.


Internet Message Access Protocol
A standard communication protocol for retrieving e-mails from an e-mail server. IMAP is much like POP but more advanced.


Record stream capture mucis from Imeem.com.

Inbound Link

An inbound link is an hyperlink to a particular Web page from an outside site, bringing traffic to that Web page. Inbound links are an important element that most search engine algorithms use to measure the popularity of a Web page.


A codec for computer video developed by Intel.


Opinion leaders who extend their viewpoints through multiple online channels; trendsetters.

Instant Messaging

Instant Messaging or "chatting" is a popular method of exchanging text messages in real-time.  Popular IM applications include AOL’s Instant Messenger (AIM), Microsoft’s Messenger, Google Talk and Yahoo’s Messenger.  IM is increasingly being used as an alternative to email & is rapidly growing as a preferred means of communication in the workplace.

Interactive Services

Includes blogs, vlogs, podcasts, videocasts, webcasts, micro-sites, wikis, viral marketing, webisodes, and other interactive vehicles that engage people.


The Internet, sometimes called simply "the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks.  A network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer (and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers).

Internet Meme

A unit of cultural information that propagates from one person to another via web sites or e-mail.

Internet Radio

Internet radio is an audio broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet.


A private (closed) Internet, running inside a LAN (Local Area Network).


Internet Protocol
IP is the method or protocol by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet.

IP Address

In the most widely installed level of the Internet Protocol today, an IP address is a 32-bit number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet.

IP Number

Internet Protocol Number
Same as an IP address.


Apple’s mobile phone, released June 2007. The iPhone is designed to run a full version of the Internet.


A family of popular digital music players from Apple. One of the most successful consumer electronics (CE) products in history, within five years of its launch, more than 60 million iPods and a billion and a half songs were sold. The hard disk iPod is a multimedia device, which plays audio and video and displays photos. 


Internet Relay Chat
An Internet system that enables users to take part in on-line discussions.

IRC Client

A computer program that enables a user to connect to IRC.

IRC Server

An Internet server dedicated to the task of serving IRC connections.


Internet Server API
Application Programming Interface for Internet Information Server.


Integrated Services Digital Network
A telecommunication standard that uses digital transmission to support data communications over regular telephone lines.


Internet Service Provider
Someone that provides access to the Internet and web hosting.


Apple’s online music and video store; designed to sync with the iPod.


Integrated Services Digital Network
ISDN is a digital line not as fast as a DSL implemented over a longer distances from the telephone company’s central office.