Learning all the Internet lingo can seem impossible. But really, it’s as simple as ABC.
Today, we are back with another edition of the Internet Alphabet, where we walk you through some of the most commonly used (and misunderstood) tech terms. If you are more of a visual learner, watch our latest Tech Tip video to follow along with Tech Expert Andrew.
Analytics is the process of tracking, reviewing, and reporting data to learn about the behavior of visitors to a website. Businesses can use this data to get a better understanding of their customers, attract more viewers, and encourage spending.
Anytime we use the internet, especially when we’re sending sensitive information like a credit card number, we rely on network encryption to protect our data. Encryption is a process of making data unreadable to anyone except the intended receiver.
Fiber Internet is a complex technology that transmits information via flexible, transparent fiber hardly thicker than a single human hair. These strands send data back and forth using lasers and light signals as fast as about 70 percent the speed of light.
Short for modulator-demodulator, a modem is a box that connects your home network to the wider Internet. It takes whatever data you want to send out–like an email, or a Google search–and turns it into an electronic signal that can travel through the web.
While you can purchase a single box that contains both a modem and a router, these are two different devices with two very different functions. A router connects all of your devices to the network, allowing them to wirelessly communicate with each other.
With these additions to your vocabulary you can feel more confident using and talking about the Internet. That’s it for this edition of Tech Tips! Check back soon for another tip to make your technology work for you.