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101 Websites Types Basics

Internet Forums

An internet forum is message board where people can hold conversation by posting messages.

 

Key Points

  • A forum can contain several sub forums.

  • Each of sub forums may contain a number of topics.

  • Within a forum’s topic, each new discussion started is called a thread.

  • This thread can be replied by as many people as so wish.

Blog

The term Blog is taken from web log. It is a kind of web site that is updated regularly, with content about almost anything. In other words, blog is a Content Management System (CMS), an easy way of publishing articles on the internet.

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Blogging Terminologies

Blog

A type of website used to publish content on the internet.

Blogger

A person who writes for a blog.

Blogging

Writing for blogs is referred as blogging.

Blogosphere

A term is used to refer all the blogs on the web.

What to Blog about

Following discussion will help you to figure out what to write about and as well as what to name your blog.

  • Write what you know about. For example, if you have good computer knowledge. You can write what you know about the subject.

  • You can share your experience. You can also write what you gained from that experience, what you learned.

  • Detail your personal research.

  • Share your memory of someone.

E-commerce

E-Commerce or Electronics Commerce is a methodology of modern business which addresses the need of business organizations, vendors and customers to reduce cost and improve the quality of goods and services while increasing the speed of delivery. E-commerce refers to paperless exchange of business information using following ways.

  • Electronic Data Exchange (EDI)

  • Electronic Mail (e-mail)

  • Electronic Bulletin Boards

  • Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT)

  • Other Network-based technologies

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Features

E-Commerce provides following features:

Non-Cash Payment

E-Commerce enables use of credit cards, debit cards, smart cards, electronic fund transfer via bank's website and other modes of electronics payment.

24x7 Service availability

E-commerce automates business of enterprises and services provided by them to customers are available anytime, anywhere. Here 24x7 refers to 24 hours of each seven days of a week.

Advertising / Marketing

E-commerce increases the reach of advertising of products and services of businesses. It helps in better marketing management of products / services.

Improved Sales

Using E-Commerce, orders for the products can be generated anytime, anywhere without any human intervention. By this way, dependencies to buy a product reduce at large and sales increases.

Support

E-Commerce provides various ways to provide pre sales and post sales assistance to provide better services to customers.

Portfolio

Online portfolio is collection of images, multimedia, emails, blog entries, and hyperlinks that are managed online. It can be seen as a kind of learning record that provides actual evidence of achievement.

Types

There are three types of online portfolio:

  1. Developmental (e.g. working)

  2. Reflective (e.g. learning)

  3. Representational (e.g. showcase)

Developmental portfolio contains all the things that an individual has done over a period of time.

Reflective portfolio contains personal reflection on the content.

Representational online portfolio refers to learner’s achievement in a particular work.

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