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Podcasting
What is podcasting? Find out about this unique Web phenomenon at the About Web Search glossary.

Post
Learn what the term "post" means in the context of the Web at the About Web Search Glossary.

Ping
In the context of Web search, a "ping" can be very useful. Learn more about what ping means at the About Web Search glossary of Web search terms.

Privacy Statement
Many Web sites offer privacy statements, but what exactly is a privacy statement, and why are they necessary? Learn more about privacy statements...

Plug-in
Learn what a plug-in is at the About Web Search glossary of Web search terms.

Permalink
What is a permalink? Find out what a permalink is at the About.com glossary of Web search terms.

Peer to Peer (P2P)
About.com looks at the basic definition of P2P, or peer to peer, file sharing, technology.

What is a packet?
Packets are small bits of information sent over computer networks all over the world.

What is packet switching?
What is packet switching, and how does packet switching work? Learn more about packet switching technology at About.com.

What is a password?
Many Web sites prompt users for a username and password. What is a password? What constitutes a "good" password?

What does PDF stand for?
What is a PDF file? Learn more at the About.com glossary of Web search terms.

What is phishing?
Learn more about phishing and how you can avoid it at the About.com glossary of Web search terms.

What are pop-up ads?
If you've been on the Web for any length of time, you've probably experienced a pop-up ad.

What is a proxy server?
Learn more about proxy servers at the About.com glossary of Web search terms.

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