This is a Guide to the Terminology Used within APAN

APAN -  All Partners Access Network.

Blog - A blog, short for web log, is a website maintained by an author or small group of authors who regularly create entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.  

Forum - A place where users can ask and answer questions or discuss a particular topic. Click on the New Post button to start a forum threat (discussion topic) or browse through the current threads to jump into a forum discussion.

Geo-tag - The process of adding geographical identification meta data to various media such as photographs, video, websites.

Groups - An unstructured workspace where members can collaborate and share information using tools such as blogs, wikis, forums, media galleries, calendars, and chat.

Group Chat - Allows Group members to have online text based conversations around a certain topic.

Media Gallery - An area with an APAN Group that allows members to post documents, images, and videos

Peer to Peer Chat - A tool that allows APAN Colleagues to have private online text based conversations with each other.

Post - Text or media that is published on a web site.

RSS - Really Simple Syndication technology for bloggers and podcasters to distribute their content.

Sites - A structured workspace where members can collaborate and share information using tools like document libraries, announcements, lists, tasks, and workflows.

Social Media - Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media uses web-based technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogues.

Subscription - A way to receive notification when any updates or new posts are published to a specific application.

Tag - A keyword associated with something posted online; this kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. Tags are generally chosen informally and personally by the item's creator or by its viewer.

Widget -  An element of a graphical user interface such as a button or scroll bar.

Wiki -  A collaborative Web page set up that allows members to collaboratively add, edit and delete content.