Internet Dictionary is an alphabetical reference guide to technical, cultural, and humorous terms related to the Internet. Can't seem to make sense of a particular acronym? You've come to the right site. To start, click a letter below to go to the corresponding page of words and their definitions.
The use of English language in cyberspace is changing at a confounding pace. New words are pressed into service every day: some coined on the spur of the moment, others carefully contrived. While most face an uncertain future in the crawling chaos of online usage, slipping into oblivion as soon as they appear, a hardy few are important or useful enough to merit a place in "the canon".
My goal in compiling this list is to descriptively reflect Standard Internet English: English words as they are commonly used in email, discussion groups, chat rooms, World Wide Web pages, and elsewhere on the net. I've given preference to terms that are widely used, like modem or bandwidth, and to those that describe new concepts specific to the Internet experience: lurk, spam, emoticon, and identity hacking.
I plan to grow this page into the authoritative reference for networking-related terms, and for that to happen, I need your help. If you have feedback or want suggest a new word, please feel free to write me by email email@example.com. Editorial contributors will be recognized in a future version. I would also value your technical feedback including bug reports and requests for new features.