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Glossary of Internet and technology terms


Definition: ActiveX is a Microsoft creation designed to work in a similar manner to Sun Microsystem’s Java. The main goal is to create platform-independent programs that can be used over and over on different operating systems. ActiveX is a loose …

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Glossary of Internet and technology terms


Definition: The term ‘ASL” is a shorthand acroynym used in instant messaging, text messaging or Internet Relay Chat (IRC). It stands for “age, sex, location” and is used to ask another person for these vital pieces of information to determine …

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