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Technology Acronyms

Alex Christie

10 June 2009

We have all been there.  You are in a meeting with a large number of people, when someone starts ratling off acronyms one after another like they are going out of fashion.  Before you even have a chance to ask what the first one means they are on to their fourth, and you end up feeling like the conversation needs subtitles.

So in order to make technology jargon a little more understandable,  I have compiled a basic list of technology acronyms for people working in the online digital marketing space.  The description for each acroymn contains a link to a detailed explanation.

AJAX – Asynchronus JavaScript + XML

CSS – Cascading Style Sheets

DHCP – Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

DNS – Dynamic Name Server

HTML – Hyper Text Markup Language

HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol

IP – Intellectual Property or Internet Protocol Address

FTP – File Transfer Protocol

RSS – Really Simple Syndication

SEO – Tamar (ok…  it actually stands for Search Engine Optimisation)

SMTP – Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

SSL -Secure Sockets Layer

W3C – World Wide Web Consortium

XML – Extensible Markup Language

XSS – Cross Site Scripting

If you have any suggestions for this list (or have an acronym you need help with) please leave a comment and I will happily add it!

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