Commonly used to describe the ability to send the same e-mail message simultaneously to multiple recipients. The term "broadcasting" is also used to describe a live event on the Internet that is streamed in real time to millions of computers.

In networking, a distinction is made between broadcasting and multicasting: Broadcasting sends a message to everyone on the network, whereas multicasting sends a message to a select list of recipients.

See also : majordomo  webcasting  
NetLingo Classification: Net Technology