(n.) Also spelled as spIM, spam over instant messaging (IM). Spim is perpetuated by bots that harvest IM screen names off of the Internet and simulate a human user by sending spam to the screen names via an instant message. The spim typically contains a link to a Web site that the spimmer is trying to market.
Also referred to as instant spam or the less-intrusive sounding IM marketing.
(v.) To send someone spam through an instant messaging application.
A spimmer is the individual or organization responsible for sending the spim.
- spin stabilization
In satellite communications, spin stabilization is a method of satellite stabilization and attitude control. Spin stabilization is achieved by spinning the exterior of the spacecraft on its axis at a fixed rate.
- spin valve
Another name for a GMR head. The term was coined by IBM. See GMR.
The shaft that rotates in the middle of a disk drive. In a removable disk, the spindle remains attached to the drive, as with a CD-ROM ; with a fixed disk the spindle remains attached to the platter. Laptop computers these days are often described by the number of spindles. The increasingly common three-spindle laptop […]
According to Internet and technical publications, spit (spam over internet telephony) is already an acronym, even though as of October 2004 there have been no reported cases of spit. Much like spam and spim, it is believed that as internet telephony becomes more popular with consumers, spit is sure to follow. In September 2004, a […]
- splash page
The page of a Web site that the user sees first before being given the option to continue to the main content of the site. Splash pages are used to promote a company, service or product or are used to inform the user of what kind of software or browser is necessary in order to […]