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∗All definitions from ISP Glossary: http://isp.webopedia.com/

Blog

(n.) Short for Web log, a blog is a Web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.

(v.) To author a Web log.

Other forms: Blogger (a person who blogs).

Podcasting

Podcasting is similar in nature to RSS, which allows subscribers to subscribe to a set of feeds to view syndicated Web site content. With podcasting however, you have a set of subscriptions that are checked regularly for updates and instead of reading the feeds on your computer screen, you listen to the new content on on your iPod (or like device).

RSS

RSS is the acronym used to describe the de facto standard for the syndication of Web content… while it can be used in different ways for content distribution, its most widespread usage is in distributing news headlines on the Web.

Webcast

(v.) (1) To use the Internet to broadcast live or delayed audio and/or video transmissions, much like traditional television and radio broadcasts. For example, a university may offer on-line courses in which the instructor Webcasts a pre-recorded or live lecture, or an enterprise may Webcast a press conference in lieu of or in addition to a conference call. Users typically must have the appropriate multimedia application in order to view a Webcast.

(2) To use push technology, to send Web-based information to an Internet user.

(n.) The data transmission that results from one of the above methods.

Netcast is another name for Webcast.

Webinar

Short for Web-based seminar, a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web.

A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Contrast with Webcast, in which the data transmission is one way and does not allow interaction between the presenter and the audience.

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Written by Jenifer

January 7, 2009 at 10:24 pm

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