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Welcome to What is Online

Whatis? Online is a website devoted to anything and everything Online. With one exception, there will be no adult content!

The site will answer all of those What is? questions about things on or connected to being online. Common questions such as ‘What is online banking?’ and  ‘What is online shopping?” are answered.

Links to authoritative websites are provided along with links to relevant commercial websites.

Detailed information is given regarding key terms and important and popular topics are expanded to satisfy your curiosity.

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What is Online

Wikipedia says: “The terms “online” and “offline” (also stylized as “on-line” and “off-line“) have specific meanings in regard to computer technology and telecommunications. In general, “online” indicates a state of connectivity, while “offline” indicates a disconnected state. In common usage, “online” often refers to the Internet or the World-Wide Web.”

In order to be online computers and other electronic devices, and usually as a result their users, have to be connected to other devices via some sort of  telecommunications network. When the internet first started, being online was generally restricted to interactions between large mainframe computers. Although looking at our definition it could be argued that users of land-line phones, radio transmitters and probably even telegraph were operating online way before then.

In recent times with the explosion in telecommunications technology there are a myriad of different devices that can be used on the internet. These include mobile phones (ie cell phones), fax machines, computers, laptops, tablet computers, gaming machines (x-box and play station), televisions, alarm and security systems and even fridges.

Further information regarding this is available the topic Information Technology or IT.

I hope that this site will be able to help find the information and links you need. Welcome!

1. Definition of Online from Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_and_offline

2. Surfing the web image: Copyright asbestos matt – Fotolia

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