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					 Instant Messaging   real-time communication over
                     the Internet



     IM Slang        new word phrase in the form of
                     abbreviations invented for
                     faster online communication


    Username         usually not someone’s real
                     name, but the name the
                     person uses in a chat room


 Private Message     a message privately sent to a
                     fellow chat room participant
                     only, not to the rest of the chat
                     room participants
 Community Chat      online chat room conversation
                     in which all members
                     participate publicly


Unwanted Messages    messages that range from
                     annoying advertisements to
                     messages that promote hate
                     or violence

     Petitions       online surveys about current
                     events or social issues that are
                     often sent by spamming


  Cyber-Bullying     sending messages meant to
                     hurt someone’s feelings
   Spamming         sending a message to many E-
                    mail addresses of people you
                    don’t know


 Cyber stalking     stalking or harassing someone
                    online



    Forward         a message or article sent to
                    you by someone who was not
                    the original writer of the
                    message

   Netiquette       polite, courteous online
                    behavior



   Chat rooms       a virtual “room” in which you
                    send messages that appear
                    almost instantly on the
                    computer monitors of the other
                    people who are participating
                    in the chat or discussion
    Pop-ups         a form of online advertising on
                    the internet intended to attract
                    web traffic or capture email
                    addresses.

Social Networking   An online community of
                    people who share interests
                    and/or activities, or who are
                    interested in exploring the
                    interests and activities of
                    others.
 Authenticity       Refers to the truthfulness of
                    origins, attributions,
                    commitments, sincerity,
                    devotion, and intentions.

    Phishing        The process of attempting to
                    acquire sensitive information
                    such as usernames, passwords
                    and credit card details by
                    masquerading as a trustworthy
                    entity in an electronic
                    communication.
Digital Footprint   Traces left by someone's
                    activity in a digital
                    environment.

				
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