• Directory of Internet terms
  • Bot — Short for robot, a program designed to search the Internet looking for information. A common use of bots is the variously named spiders, worms, and crawlers that support search engines by following links from site to site and within a site to dig out information to be indexed by the search engine. Another is the MusicBot used by BMI to find who is putting unlicensed, copyrighted music on web pages.