CDMA stands for Code Division Multiple Access. A protocol for
wireless data and voice communication, used in cellphone
networks and other communications systems. The transmitted
data spreads over more than one radio frequency, which is a
more efficient use of the radio spectrum. Other protocols,
such as 1xRTT ( CMDA2000), are being developed on top of
An organization which issues Security Certificates for SSL
CHI stands for Common Gateway Interface. Rules which define
that way that communication between a Web Server is done. Any
software which handles complies with this CGI standard may be a
The directory on your domain on a web server where you store
An Internet site (or part of a site) where people "chat" with other
people in the room. There are thousands of Chat Rooms, usually
organized by topic. For example, in a Michigan Room you would
expect that most of the participants in the room are probably from
Michigan or a Gay room, where the participants are usually gay.
When you're in a Chat Room you can view all of the
conversations taking place at once on your screen. Liberal use is
made of acronyms in these rooms so you may want to study up
or keep a cheat sheet with you at first. You can also get into a
private chat room where only you and one or two others may talk.
This can be an inexpensive way to keep up with friends and
relatives who are online.
A crucial resource for computer users. Chocolate is what you eat
when you get frustrated with web functions such as searching for
specific items, writing web pages, or just being a Newbie.
The action when a user clicks on a link.
Click-Through Ratio (CTR):
Percentage of visitors who click-through on a link to visit the
merchant's web site.
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A program for connecting to and collecting data from another
program on a computer Server. Client programs can only work
with the type of server(s) which they are designed to work with
and vice-versa. A Web Browser is a Client.
Situation where affiliates are able include their own logo and
branding on the pages to which they send visitors through
Co-operative arrangement with the owner of a server having it
connected to someone else's network instead of their own,
usually because the other network provides faster Internet
connections and there may also be security considerations.
Income an affiliate receives for generating a sale, lead or
click-through to a merchant's web site. Sometimes called a
referral fee, a finder's fee or a bounty.
Percentage of clicks that result in a commissionable activity (sale
A "cookie" is an Internet site's way of keeping track of you. It's a
small program built into a web page you might visit. Typically you
won't know when you are receiving cookies. Ideally a cookie
could make your surfing easier by identifying you, tracking sites
you visit, topics you search, and get a general feel for your
preferences. It can also be used to collect your e-mail address
for marketing (and maybe spamming) purposes. You may use
your (advanced) browser settings to warn you before you accept
cookies or to reject them all. Keep in mind that some secure
sites, such as stock trading sites, won't work if you don't accept
their cookies Affiliate Program.
A number on many web pages that will count the number of hits
or count the number of times the page has been accessed.
Basically, it counts the number of people that have visited that
A person who breaks into a site through a computer's security.
While basically the same thing as a "Hacker", a Cracker is
sometimes considered to be more malicious and destructive.
(Cascading Style Sheet) A standard way of specifying the
appearance of text and other elements in Web pages and also in
applications built using XPFE. You can put common font, color
and other design aspects for several pages of a web site in one
CSS files and then just place a reference to that file on each of
the pages. To change any particular aspect of all those pages,
you just change the relevant entry in the CSS file.
'Cyberpunk' derived from science fiction about a near-future,
over-industrialized society in the
work of William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. The term is now used
to cover many various
human, machine, and punk attitudes as well as some people's
clothing and lifestyles.
Term used to describe the Internet and related networks; the
term was coined by science-fiction novelist William Gibson in
1984 in 'Neuromancer'.