The term used in Europe to refer to the worldwide network of computers that communicate using UUCP. Strictly the term USENET applies to the news-service and not to the network itself. See also UKnet and EUnet.
A collection of more than 5,000 newsgroups.
A system for distributing text from newsgroups (asynchronous bulletin boards) among cooperating computers.
Also knows as simply as "News", this is one of the primary sources of information on the Internet and provides a forum for discussion and questions. Usenet is divided into "newsgroups" which are areas dedicated to discussion of a particular subject. For example bionet.microbiology is a newsgroup where discussion on microbiology is carried out. There are thousands of newsgroups available on all manner of subjects.
The more common name for Newsgroups, distributed decentralized bulletin board systems running. There are more than 15,000 newsgroupsdistributing more than 100 megabytes of data every day.
The full name of Newsgroups is "Usenet Newsgroups".
An acronym for USEr NETwork. A network linking computers together to share discussion groups. This network, known as UseNet, evolved into a series of newsgroups that were shared among computers.
The set of computers that exchange articles on various standardized topics called newsgroups. For example for information about astronomy, look in the sci.astro newsgroup.
a massive distributed database of news feeds and special interest groups maintained on the Internet and accessible through most Web browsers.
The collection of about 15,000 discussion groups known as the news groups. They are organized into a hierarchy that makes it easier to find a specific group.
The section of the internet devoted to NEWS.
the term used to refer to the Internet news network - Usenet is not a real physical network as such (although it was once, apparently) - it is a virtual network of news servers which communicate via the Internet - there is no central Usenet site - instead, news propagates around the world as each server connects to its news feed (another news server) and exchanges new articles with it - hence, no single server ever holds the entire contents of any given newsgroup
Refers mostly to the newsgroups, but also to e-mail. Usenet travels on the Internet, but also over modems and satellites.
A world-wide network of newsgroups on thousands of subjects.
USENET is an organization of global network news systems on the Internet. In this case, "news" can be taken to have its more archaic meaning, "rumor." A news group is really an electronic bulletin board where anything related to the subject can be posted from anyone. Like Internet mailing lists, news groups are used mostly for informal discussion, not for official press releases; so a newsgroup might be a good place to look for leads, but it is not a good place to look for information you can cite in a paper (unless the notes come from well-known authorities in the field). Back | Top of glossary
a worldwide network of computers which distribute news from newsgroups. Distribution of news is decentralized, meaning that all computers which participate in the network share in the duties of transferring messages to other computers.
User's Network; a very large distributed BBS that carries network news
A set of public message bases, (called newsgroups) mostly carried by Internet, but also available to users on FidoNet and some other BBS networks.
Usenet contains over ten thousand unique newsgroups covering practically every human proclivity. It is not part of the Internet, but can be reached through most Internet service providers. The names of newsgroups are comprised of a string of words separated by periods, such as "rec.humor.funny" or "misc.jobs.offered". The first word (i.e.. "rec" or "misc") represents the top level category of newsgroups. The second word (in these examples "humor" and "jobs") represents a subcategory of the first level, and the third word a subcategory of the second. See also NTTP, Discussion board and Thread.
News exchange (actually predates the Internet). Usenet Hierarchies: Leftmost part of address is most significant, Ther may be any number of sections to the address: .
World-wide decentralized distribution system of newsgroups. Newsgroups (discussion groups would be a more accurate name) cover almost every human proclivity. No one can really count the number of newsgroups because not all Usenet machines are connected to the Internet, however, there are at least 15,000 newsgroups available through the Internet.
User Network. A decentralised, networked system of news and discussions topics, which are called newsgroups, where people can exchange news and views.
USENET is a collection of notes and information on a variety of subjects on the Internet. Each set of notes is called a newsgroup and anyone on the Internet can post information on a newsgroup or set a new one up themselves. So Usenet is a global communication and information network.
A system for disseminating asynchronous text discussion among co-operating computer hosts; the Usenet discussion space is divided into newsgroups, each on a particular topic or subtopic.
USENET is the part of the Internet that contains newsgroups.
Usenet is a bulletin board system that operates mainly on UNIX machines. It's used for newsgroups; people use newsreaders to connect to usenet and its thousands of groups.
Internet bulletin-board application.
The collective name for all the news discussion groups. Usenet is read all over the world, on the Internet and on other networks. Articles written and posted say, here in Cambridge, are propagated from server to server until the article is available everywhere that the newsgroup is read.
The section of the Internet devoted to newsgroups.
See News Groups.
Initiated in 1979, one of the oldest and largest cooperative networks, with over 10,000 hosts and a quarter of a million users. Its primary service is a distributed conferencing service called news.
Specialised network linking thousands of newsgroups covering any number of different subjects.
A worldwide network of servers, often hosting newsgroups, that can be accessed over the Internet.
A worldwide network of systems with decentralized administration, used for electronic mail and transmission by special interest discussion groups.
A distributed system for many-to-many dialog. Usenet is like a global bulletin board, with tens of thousands of areas each dedicated to a particular topic.
A general term for the thousands of user discussion groups on the Internet devoted to many subjects, including some that are strictly for adults.
A network of computer systems that have agreed to share and maintain a huge set of electronic discussion groups, called newsgroups. Each newsgroup focuses on a specific topic. Messages posted to a newsgroup on one system are eventually distributed throughout the Usenet network.
A world-wide system of discussion groups, with comments passed among hundreds of thousands of machines (possibly millions.) Usenet is completely decentralized, with over 27,000 discussion areas, called newsgroups.
The huge system of discussion groups on the Net where comments are passed among many thousands of machines. The discussion areas on Usenet are called newsgroups.
An Internet service that maintains thousands of discussion groups (newsgroups) involving millions of people.
Newsgroups, a public forum for discussion on a range of topics. Sadly, it's turning into a bit of a minefield with a massive amount of unsolicited advertising polluting what was not so long ago a brilliant way to find information and exchange ideas.
Usenet groups are also called Newsgroups. They are text based newsgroups that serve as bulletin boards that any user can post to.
The Internet news forum; an international discussion area that contains information on virtually every topic imaginable. Users access Usenet through applications such as tin, News Xpress, and NewsWatcher. Usenet also is known as newsgroups.
Internet news groups Internet news groups
A network of thousands of discussion groups , or Newsgroups on every imaginable topic.
A bulletin board on the Internet that allows you to post information.
The Usenet is a computer network that developed independently of the internet, but nowadays generally runs on the internet. It offers the exchange of messages and opinions on various newsgroups. The "USErs NETwork" is actually a discussion board running on special news servers. Different networks, as well as parts of the internet, are used to transmit the messages. All messages on the Usenet are publicly accessible. This means that any number of participants may reply to a posted message. In many cases, this leads to long sequences of replies and further replies called "threads".
World-wide network that distributes messages for newsgroups
Also known as USENET, Usenet Newsgroups, or Usenet News. The official name for Internet newsgroups. Usenet discussion groups cover a variety of topics.
The collection of all posts publicly distributed through NNTP.
A network providing access to electronic discussion groups.
A group of over 3, 000 newsgroups, or discussion groups, distributed on the Internet. Typically, a user subscribes to the newsgroups that interests them. UseNet uses the NNTP protocol to distribute articles. Technet customers may access UseNet by using Netscape. See also: Anonymous post.
An Internet-based bulletin board that allows reading and posting of "news" in various "newsgroups." There are thousands of newsgroups covering a myriad of topics.
Worldwide on-line conferences.
or newsgroups, or nntp= a part of the internet which functions much like a community bulletin board (nntp is "network news transfer protocal"). The entire "usenet" consists of probably a million "newsgroups," each newsgroup devoted to a specific topic. Examples include alt.fan.madonna or soc.religion.bahai. The vast majority of the newsgroups are regional-only, such as misc.sale.cars.sanfrancisco, and usually can't be accessed outside of the region. About 20,000 newsgroups are widely available, covering every conceivable topic.
A format for a internet newsgroups. Usenet groups can be accessed by anyone, and contain informal messages on a variety of topics, as well as news and information from wire services such as the Associated Press and Reuter's News Agency.
The collection of a wide variety of on-line discussions organized into subject categories. Like a series of electronic bulletin boards where each topic is called a newsgroup, the Usenet has been around for 15 years and is one of the most active parts of the Internet.
A worldwide collection of discussion groups that use the Internet to transfer tens of thousands of messages among a network of servers set up at sites around the world.
A worldwide BBS. Thousands of subjects can be accessed on Usenet over the WWW. Each discussion hosted is called a newsgroup.
A decentralized world-wide system for newsgroups. See also newsgroups.
An information cooperative linking around 16,000 computer sites and about 1 million people. Usenet provides a series of " news groups" analogous to on-line conferences.
a group of systems that exchanges debate, chat, etc in the form of newsgroups across the Net
The most popular news-group hierarchy on the Internet.
A network of newsgroups. There are thousands of newsgroups available through USENET. Each one covers a specific topic or subject area. [San Diego State University
(Users' Network) A text-based mechanism which supports discussion groups, called newsgroups, that allow users from anywhere on the Internet to participate. Though a service rather than a network, it is the most popular of the Internet's many services. (Netscape supports UseNet.)
A giant bulletin board on the 'Net consisting of user news, E-mail and forums that discuss thousands of topics. Users can communicate on Usenet by posting a message and waiting for a response.
The collective name given to all the Internet's newsgroups and the community of people that use them. Usenet itself has become such a rich source of material that search engines like Altavista and Dejanews allow you to locate posts in it. Dejanews in particular is excellent for searching for old discussions. See News and Usenet
the name given to the computer network which carries newsgroups users can read and post messages similar to BBS.
The name is modeled after Usenix, the UNIX users' conference series. It was supposed to mean UNIX Users Network, because all the early sites were UNIX machines, and many of the early discussions were about the UNIX operating system.
A large unmoderated and unedited bulletin board on the Internet that offers thousands of forums, called newsgroups. These range from newsgroups exchanging information on scientific advances to celebrity fan clubs.
Users Network, one of the earliest networks of computers which exchange e-mail conferences via the Internet using UUCP and NNTP. Properly capitalized in full but often rendered as "Usenet".
a collection of newsgroups available throughout the internet, topically named and open for free group discussion.
A network and program for reading and posting messages on public newsgroups; accessible in whole or in part via the Internet or many online services.
The set of people who exchange articles tagged with one or more universally-recognized labels, called "newsgroups" (or "groups" for short). From "What is Usenet?", a Usenet FAQ.
Another name for Internet newsgroups. A distributed bulletin board system running on news servers.
USENET is the system for distributing discussion group news articles that can be accessed from a news reader (like the one provided with Netscape). For more information on USENET news, see newsgroups.
Type of news group relating to a specific topic or interest, where members can share news and discussion.
(newgroups) The vast collection of message boards of threaded discussions containing groups on virtually every topic under the sun. Groups are organized hierarchically with major top level categories such as comp (computers), sci (science) and soc (society).
news A system for exchanging messages, called articles, arranged according to specific categories called newsgroups. The articles are passed from one system to another, not as email between individuals.
A worldwide network of online, interactive newsgroups. Most newsgroups are open to anyone who wants to read, comment on, or contribute articles.
A meeting place on the Internet where certain topics can be discussed byreading and sending messages and responses to them. Also called Newsgroups.
Internet based forum that is freely accessible to all.
Refers to what many people call Internet newsgroups.
Internet newsgroups currently with over 25,000 different newsgroups.
Standard for sites to share and forwarded discussion information. Like a chat room, it is a place for online discussions on areas of interest.
A network featuring over 40,000+ discussion groups that continually is growing.
A collection of networks and computer systems arranged by subject matter into newsgroups, each of which can exchange messages with the others.
Worldwide conferencing system, accessible via a wide range of computer systems and networks.
An online public message exchange on about 15,000 topics for the exchange of ideas and other "stuff". See our Usenet Guide for details.
term for internet news and newsgroups.
a large collection of internet message boards or newsgroups.
An international Internet discussion system where users post articles in newsgroups. These newsgroups span every subject imaginable.
The "user's network." It is synonymous with Newsgroups. Virtual Reality (VR) A simulated three-dimensional environment, displayed in real time with interactive capabilities. VR applications have been developed for the World Wide Web, although the technology is still at an early stage.
(Internet Newsgroups) the name given to the computer network which carries newsgroups. The Usenet is often confused with the Internet in the news media. Started by two students at Duke University, Usenet is a more complex service that the internet provides. Service from an internet service provider is needed before you will be able to access a Newsgroup.
The world-wide network of newsgroups.
An enormous collection of public newsgroups on the Internet, well over 25,000 at last count, which allow users to post messages discussing particular issues.
A network of thousands and thousands of newsgroups on the Internet.
Public message forum on the Internet. Can be used to pass pictures around or so I'm told....
The thousands of newsgroups on many different topics on the Internet. The term is an abbreviation of user's network.
A large collection of networked users who communicate using the UNIX-to-UNIX Copy Protocol (UUCP) rather than TCP/IP. Usenet is connected to the Internet by gateways, and many Internet users are familiar with its broad range of discussion forums known as newsgroups.
The collection of host computers and networks that exchange news articles organized by subject.
an historic world-wide network which was supported by dial-up telephone links and in which netnews originated
a huge bunch of Internet discussion groups that replicate across the Internet every so often. Topics cover a plethora of things including technical discussions, politics, how to cure acne, and, of course, the ever prevalent flame wars. However, the most infamous use of the newsgroups is the distribution of binary pictures, music, movies, and evil warez.
A decentralized network system used to distribute postings to special-interest newsgroups covering a vast range of topics. Originally created by Duke and UNC students. To read and post on Usenet, use a newsreader like Free Agent or InterNews.
One of the most popular services on the internet. Usenet, or News Service, is akin to a gigantic bulletin board system.
Part of the Internet that devotes itself to distributing news and information on any subject that you care to think of. Each subject area is known as a newsgroup. Rather than being called "newsgroups", they might more accurately be called "interest groups". After email, this is probably the most popular Internet feature. Usenet newsgroups are not specifically part of the Internet but most Internet sites receive these discussion forums, of which there are now more than 10,000. There also are many local and regional newsgroups.
A set of newsgroups of global interest that is governed by a set of rules.
Worldwide network of news groups. Can be accessed via most browsers. These news groups, arranged according to subject, are also called discussion groups.
More than 15,000 bulletin-board-style discussion groups on every conceivable topic. News articles and posts are stored in a central location and retrieved by subscribers. Indexing, cross referencing and expiration of aged messages is done by group administrators. Examples of newsgroups include soc.veterans and rec.aviation.military. Also known as newsgroups, net news, and Internet news (INN), and Network News (NNTP).
the mother of all bulletinboard systems. Contains numerous newsgroups which address specific topics of interest.
A collection of newsgroups and the system to index and access them.
(also called "newsgroups" or "conferences"): asynchronous message boards used to communicate on a specific subject. Ex. uic.general or rec.arts.books
It is a global electronic bulletin board on which Internet users exchange information on many topics.
A communication protocol similar to a bulletin board or an email list without the subscription. (Unit 7 Tips for Using the Internet)
Short for 'User's Network'. A collection of networks and computer systems that exchange messages, organised by subject into newsgroups
A protocol by which you can view one or more of many (over 1000) special interest groups (from rock and roll to rock climbing, to political debate, to computer programming, etc.). In these groups you typically find people of similar interest willing to discuss, answer, and ask questions related to the group's topic. For example, If you're interested in learning how to programm the Macintosh, you might want to joing the newsgroup "comp.sys.mac.programmer.help".
Alternative name for newsgroup.
The Internet Newsgroups. Conversations are organized in hierarchical news group trees. There are seven core news group hierarchies (trees): comp (computers), misc (miscellaneous topics), news (news group information), rec (recreation), sci (science), soc (society), and talk (conversation). Another popular hierarchy is the alt ("alternative") hierarchy—many of the most popular (and unmoderated) newsgroups are in this category. Each tree branches into different levels of news group sub-topics.
Network of all the newsgroups in the Internet
A world-wide system of thousands of discussion areas, called newsgroups, with comments from hundreds of thousands of users. Most Usenet machines are on the Internet and are accessible through the major Internet services as well as the direct ISP's using newsgroup browsers like Free Agent from Forte. Return to the top
Usenet, or news is a bulletin board system made up of servers that contain messages left by users, who can post their ideas or thoughts, or respond to someone else's message. It has been estimated to reach about 10 million people overall.
A collection of newsgroups and a set of agreed-upon rules for distributing and maintaining those newsgroups.
A network of over 20,000 topical electronic discussion groups called newsgroups. Usenet, one of the oldest and most diverse components of the Internet, has a history of democratic and sometimes anarchistic self-regulation.
A network of thousands of discussion groups (known as newsgroups; see above) on the Internet.
A database shared between thousands of computers on the Internet, composed of newsgroups dedicated to different discussion topics.
The network that transports most newsgroup messages. (V,W)
A distributed bulletin board system that runs on news servers, UNIX hosts, online services and bulletin board systems. Collectively, USENET is made up of all the users who post to and read newsgroup articles. The USENET is the largest decentralized information utility available today.
Usenet is a network of systems that host over 10,000 newsgroups on a variety of topics.
Usenet groups are more commonly known as "newsgroups." There are thousands of groups hosted on hundreds of servers around the world, dealing with various topics. Newsreader software is required to properly download and view "articles" in the groups, but you can usually "post" and article to a group simply by emailing to it.
An informal group of systems that exchange "news." USENET predates the Internet, but today, the Internet is used to transfer much of USENET's traffic.
One of the original Internet services, Usenet makes possible Newsgroups, which are like world-wide bulletin boards arranged by subject.
The global news-reading network.
A decentralized system of discussion groups, pre-dating the world wide web. Each discussion forum is called a "newsgroup."
Usenet is a world-wide system of discussion groups (News Groups). It is completely decentralized, with messages passed between hundreds of thousands of machines. As of January, 1997, over 20,000 News Groups existed on the Usenet.
A "virtual network" of computers in which articles (documents) posted in a given newsgroup are propagated to all other computers.
Decentralized system of newsgroups, each focused on a single topic for discussion.
The part of the Internet which is made up of discussion forums or "newsgroups". The hierarchy is divided into mainstream (for example computing (comp) or country-specific), recreational (rec), and alternative (alt) groups before splitting into subgroups.
a set of newsgroups considered to be of global interest and governed by a set of rules for establishing and maintaining newsgroups
A collection of electronic bulletin boards (called newsgroups) set up by subject matter and covering just about every conceivable topic, from molecular biology to nude sunbathing. The newsgroups are organized into hierarchies, such as science (sci), recreation (rec), society (soc), and the miscellaneous category called alternate (alt).
A global system of newsgroups (discussion lists) where people post messages which anyone can read.
A group of computers that exchange network news information.
A collection of computer discussion (news) groups.
Internet facility for public dialogue in the form of topical discussion groups ("newsgroups").
The network that handles newsgroups.
A.K.A. newsgroups. There are a vast number of different newsgroups worldwide on the Internet, available to almost anyone.
Bulletin board-like network featuring thousands of "newsgroups."
Usenet is a worldwide network of thousands of Unix systems with a decentralized administration. The Usenet systems exist to transmit postings to special-interest newsgroups covering just about any topic you can imagine. Newsgroups can be thought of as public-access bulletin boards and can be accessed via the web or newsgroup reader software.
Bulletinboard-like network featuring thousands of "newsgroups." For more information see the Beyond General Web Searching discussion group section. WORD VARIANTS Different word endings (such as -ing, -s, es, -ism, -ist,etc.) will be retrieved only if you allow for them in your search terms. One way to do this TRUNCATION, but few systems accept truncation. Another way is to enter the variants either separated by BOOLEAN OR (and grouped in parentheses). In +REQUIRE/-REJECT non-Boolean systems, enter the variant terms preceded with neither + nor -, because this will allow documents containing any of them to retrieved.
The network that distributes most of the major newsgroups. First implemented at the University of North Carolina in 1981.
Also called "Netnews." Part of the Internet that allows you to participate in discussion groups on practically every topic imaginable. A client program called a newsreader is used to access the discussions. Deja News is a good place to search for Usenet discussion groups.
The newsgroup portion of the internet.
The collective name for newsgroups: An Internet distributed bulletin board which users can post messages to.
A one-to-many communication system on the Internet that is also available on some smaller networks as well (like FIDONet, which is found in many developing countries). USENET is an informal news and information transfer system that allows users to exchange messages on a bulletin board-like system. (See also LISTSERV)
A distributed, Internet-wide bulletin board system that is the basis of network news.
An informal Network of computers that exchange news. It is organized into newsgroups, each of which usually concentrates on a different subject. Also called Netnews.
A collection of newsgroups found on the Internet.
A world-wide system of discussion groups operating among hundreds of thousands of machines. Only about half of USENET machines are on the Internet. USENET is decentralized and supports thousands of discussion areas called newsgroups.
The collective name of the entire network of newsgroups available on the Internet.
This is the name for the network of computers that exchanges news or newsgroups .
Begun in 1979, USENET is one of the oldest and largest cooperative networks. Its primary service is news, a distributed conferencing service. USENET news is one of the most popular network services in use at the University of Chicago.
a.k.a. Internet Newsgroups or simply Newsgroups. Most major browsers have a built-in newsreader. A newsgroup is like a community bulletin board about a particular subject. There are Newsgroups on just about every subject imaginable.
The system of bulletin board forums on the global Internet which are formed to discuss topics of every conceivable nature.
user network, an array of computer discussion groups, or forums, that can be visited by anyone with Internet access.
A worldwide system of discussion groups, only part of which can be accessed through the Internet. USENET contains well over 10,000 discussion areas, or forums, called "newsgroups".
A world-wide system of discussion groups, with comments passed among hundreds of thousands of machines. Not entirely exclusive to the Internet. USENET provides discussion areas, called newsgroups
A set of "global interest" newsgroups on the internet. Virus Very nasty and possibly hiding in downloadable programs or files Visitor Anyone who looks at your website is a visitor to your website. WWW World Wide Web. The part of the internet made up of webpages and websites.
USENET is a global, decentralized network of news and discussion groups. There are over thirty thousand newsgroups, organized into hierarchies by topic.
The large group of computers set up to exchange information in the form of newsgroups. Any user that connects to the Internet and has the proper software can access Usenet. It is not controlled by any person or organization, so the content of each newsgroup is determined by its users.
Distributed conferencing system using NNTP for article flooding and client reading/posting.
The UseNet is a global bulletin board, of sorts, in which millions of people exchange public information on every conceivable topic. UseNet now has a subscription service so a good free alternative is google groups.
The most available distribution of newsgroups is USENET, which contains over ten thousand unique newsgroups covering practically every human proclivity. It is not part of the Internet, but can be reached through most Internet service providers. USENET was originally implemented in 1979-80 by Steve Bellovin, Jim Ellis, Tom Truscott, and Steve Daniel at Duke University.
Allows users to share information, in the form of articles, organized by subject into newsgroups. Articles are stored on a server.
Also known as Net News. A large distributed bulletin board system consisting of over 12,000 newsgroups. Each newsgroup is propagated around the Internet on a daily (or more frequent) basis. Internet Access Providers hold copies of a large proportion of these for local access by their users.
A world wide user's network where information is exchanged. Newsgroups are organised around different subjects.
Usenet — also known as "Netnews" — is a part of the Internet that is made up of discussion forums or "newsgroups." The hierarchy is divided into seven high-level categories — e.g., computing (comp), recreational (rec) and alternative (alt) — which are in turn divided into numerous subgroups.
The Internet's bulletin board system of discussion groups on specific topics. There are over 25,000 Usenet groups.
Usenet is a world-wide distributed discussion system. It consists of a set of 'newsgroups' with names that are classified hierarchically by subject. 'Articles' or 'messages' are posted to these newsgroups by people on computers with the appropriate software. These articles are then broadcast to other interconnected computer systems via a wide variety of networks. Visual Basic is discussed in a number of different newsgroups such as Microsoft.public.vb.general.discussion.
The name commonly applied to an Internet service known as "news." This service allows the public discussion of certain topics in a form that is accessible by anyone with Internet access. You might like to read the introductory newsgroup, news.newusers.questions. USENET, unlike Email is a public forum for discussion.
A world-wide system of discussion groups that allows remote users to view and add comments. Usenet is a decentralized system, supporting tens of thousands of newsgoups.
A worldwide bulletin board system available on the Internet. It contains thousands of newsgroups on a wide variety of topics. People interested in a topic can subscribe to a newsgroup, where they can discuss the topic with like-minded people.
Usenet is a world-wide network of discussion groups (or news groups).
A global, decentralized system of newsgroups. The original ODP taxonomy (actually, the Gnuhoo taxonomy) was based loosely on taxonomy borrowed from Usenet. Usenet groups can be associated with categories. e.g. rec.woodworking in Arts: Crafts: Woodcraft: Woodworking.
Specialised network linking thousands of newsgroups covering every subject under the sun.
A widely used Internet service that organizes people's comments by topic. These topics, called newsgroups, have their own structure, with people commenting on previous comments and starting new discussions. Usenet is the second most popular Internet feature, after mail.
A distributed discussion system, more information ...
A worldwide network that allows users to exchange public messages on computer bulletin boards.
This is the world's largest bulletin board service. USENET consists of thousands of "news groups" that are dedicated to the discussion of a particular topic. USENET is a place to ask questions, state opinions, provide information, and meet other people with similar interests on a worldwide basis.
Short for User's Network. Usenet is a collection of thousands of bulleting boards on the Internet. Each bulletin board contains discussion groups, or newsgroups, dedicated to a wide spectrum of topics. Messages are posted and responded to by readers either as public or private emails.
A collection of thousands of topically named newsgroups, the computers which run the protocols, and the people who read and submit Usenet news. Not all Internet hosts subscribe to Usenet and not all Usenet hosts are on the Internet. See also: Network News Transfer Protocol, UNIX-to-UNIX CoPy. [Source: NWNET
a distributed electronic bulletin board system allowing users to post and read articles. Videoconference: a video-based communication session between two or more remote locations, with live, animated image transmission.
This is like a giant "bulletin board" on the Internet that offers a large number of Newsgroups that focus on a variety of topics ranging from news to fan clubs to stock information.
The portion of the internet where thousands of newsgroups are found. Topics range from hobbies to religion and virtually everything else.
A collection of so-called news groups that have nothing to do with news. Usenets are ongoing discussion groups among people on the Internet who share a mutual interest.
A bulletin board system with tens of thousands of discussions called newsgroups, each one specific to a particular theme. People can view articles posted by other people, and post their own articles in reply.
A system of thousands of Newsgroups which are accessible with a newsreader.
an electronic bulletin board with thousands of topical groups; readers can read and post messages on any topic; some categories deal with topics of a prurient nature
collection of electronic bulletin boards (news groups) on an enormous range of subjects
Users' Network, devoted to the carriage of network news and discussion groups.
A collection of notes (usually emails) on various subjects that are posted to the Internet. Each subject collection of posted notes is known as a newsgroup.
Often referred to as simply "newsgroups" is a distributed bulletin board system supported mainly by UNIX machines.
A world-wide system of discussion groups, with comments passed among hundreds of thousands of machines. Not all USENET machines are on the Internet, maybe half. USENET is completely decentralized, with over 30,000 discussion areas, called Newsgroups. mg's Fabulous News Page.
A collection of networks and computer systems that exchange messages, organized by subject in newsgroups.
Bulletinboard-like network featuring thousands of "newsgroups." Google incorporates the historic file of Usenet Newsgroups (bzck to 1981) into its Google Groups. Yahoo Groups offers a similar service, but does not include the old "Usenet Newsgroups." Blogs are replacing some of the need for this type of community sharing and information exchange.
A worldwide system of discussion groups, with comments passed among hundreds of thousands of users. Not all USENET machines are on the Internet. USENET is completely decentralised, with over 65,000 discussion areas, called newsgroups.
The largest computer conferencing system in the world. Thousands of newsgroups on this decentralized network are devoted to a seemingly infinite variety of topics.
There is a system of electronic bulletin boards available on the internet called the usenet. The system is divided into subject groups called newsgroups. It is accessed through a system of news servers, and it is possible, with the proper software on your computer, to read and send messages to newsgroups covering subjects that interest you. It is one of the principle methods used by internet users to communicate with one another.
A worldwide bulletin board system that can be accessed through the Internet or through many online services. The USENET contains more than 14,000 forums, called newsgroups, which cover every imaginable interest group.
Usenet refers to all newsgroups collectively. Usenet can be accessed through a news server, such as news.dialmaine.com.
Global newsgroup network.
A worldwide network of newsgroups (special interest groups) not on the Internet but often available via networked computers.
network for news group discussions.
Also known as Newsgroups. A large number of discussion forums on different subjects. Anyone can join a group to listen and contribute to a discussion.
A discussion and news system consisting of a set of newsgroups, with names categorized by subject. Articles and announcements are posted to a newsgroup that pertain to a particular subject. For instance, an electrician's newsgroup would post information of interest to electricians. For more info check faqs.org
Usenet is an online, public and distributed forum. Usenet consists of a large hierarchy of news groups. Archives of these news groups provide a wealth of information for the social engineer.
The "user's network." A large network connected to the Internet. It contains Newsgroups or discussion areas on almost any topic available. Messages are posted publicly for all to see.
A collection of several thousand online discussion groups, accessible by newsreader software. The Usenet groups are a subset of the various newsgroups available on the Internet. back to the top
Internet message boards, also known as Newsgroups. Each board has a theme, and there are tens of thousands of usenets concerning every imaginable topic. Many of them cover professional subjects and societies and are rich sources of business information; others are junk and contain little but mindless dribble.
Another term for newsgroups. See appropriate section.
A worldwide system of discussion groups, the contents passed between many machines. Not all USENET machines are on the Internet. It is completely decentralized with inumerable discussion areas, called newsgroups.
Also known as "news", "newsgroups", or "discussion group." Usenet is a huge collection of newsgroups about every and any topic you can imagine. Once a person posts to a newsgroup, it is transmitted to news servers all over the world for other people to see. Spammers often extract email addresses from newsgroups, so many people have stop using usenet or hide their email when posting.
A large collection of newsgroups and discussion groups on the Internet.
A system of thousands of Newsgroups worldwide. Users subscribe to these discussion Newsgroups depending on their interests.
A collection of computer discussion groups that are read all over the world.
A large system of distributed bulletin boards called newsgroups.
A world-wide distributed interactive system consisting of "newsgroups" with names which are classified hierarchically by subject. "Articles" or "messages" are "posted" to these newsgroups by and read by people on computers with the appropriate software. Some usenet groups are "moderated", meaning that the posts are sent through a moderator for approval before they are displayed.
An area of the internet separate from the World Wide Web, consisting of over 20,000 newsgroups.
A system for distributing news stories around the Internet, working via a series of bulletin boards known as Newsgroups. For more information on Newsgroups, visit the Netscape Online Newsgroups area. Back to the Top
A network of discussion groups or "newsgroups" located on the Internet. There are thousands of groups organized according to areas of interest. The Usenet enables you to participate in international discussions of topics that range from your favorite soap opera to the affairs of government. Usenet groups differ from listservs in that you do not automatically receive messages sent to your mailbox. Instead, you have to access a list of the new messages that have been posted that day and choose which ones to read. You can do this through PINE or by selecting the Newsstand option under the main gopher menu.
The system of distributed bulletin boards called newsgroups.
A network of newsgroups or electronic "bulletin boards" accessible through the Internet. Gary performed a Usenet search of recent newsgroup articles regarding his interest in El Nino weather patterns which became prevalent in 1998.
A world-wide system of discussion groups, with comments passed among hundreds of thousands of machines. Not all Usenet machines are on the Internet , maybe half. Usenet is completely decentralized, with over 10,000 discussion areas, called newsgroups. Back to About HIP
A system of electronic bulletin boards on which readers can share information, ideas, tips and opinions. Often now referred to as Newsgroups.
The collection of newsgroups.
A system for disseminating asynchronous text discussion among cooperating computer hosts. The Usenet discussion space is divided into newsgroups, each concerned with a particular topic or subtopic.
An anarchic network of sorts, composed of thousands of discussion groups on every imaginable topic.
All of the newsgroups on the Internet sometimes are referred to collectively as Usenet. No entries here.- W-Z
A collection of thousands of topically named newsgroups, thecomputers which run the protocols, and the people who read andsubmit Usenet news. Not all Internet hosts subscribe to Usenetand not all Usenet hosts are on the Internet. See also: NetworkNews Transfer Protocol, UNIX-to-UNIX CoPy.[Source: NWNET] User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
Contraction of USEr NETwork. An international, non-commercial network, linking many thousands of UNIX sites. Although there is a very close relationship between the Internet and USENET, they are ... more
An Internet protocol and service that provides access to a vast array of named newsgroups, where users congregate to exchange information and materials related to a specific topic.
Short for users' network, a collection of public groups of messages newsgroups which is accessible to a wide variety of computer systems worldwide, both on and off the internet. The act of writing a message that appears on Usenet is called posting. Newsgroups belong to hierarchies, usually divided by geography and interest. For example, news://uk. rec. cycling is a UK-based newsgroup about recreational cycling.
The name given to the computer network, which carries newsgroups - newsgroups are arranged in hierarchies based loosely on subject matter - the USENET is often confused with the INTERNET in the news media - started by two students at Duke University.
Where newsgroups live. At the end of the 20th century Usenet was home to over 30,000 of the these discussion groups, each dedicated to a specific topic and each containing a bewildering range of conversations.
A large group of networks and computers that organizes messages by newsgroup; a branch of the Internet.
Entire collection of Internet newsgroups. 2.33
Usenet is a discussion groups among users on the Internet who share a mutual interest.
Usenet is the set of people who exchange articles tagged with one or more universally-recognized labels, called "newsgroups" (or "groups" for short). Usenet began in 1979, and is one of the largest and oldest cooperative networks. See the ACCC Netnews / Usenet page.
A system of thousands of distributed bulletin boards called newsgroups. You read the messages by using a program called a newsreader
The Internet's world wide bulletin board system, consisting of over 6,000 topical discussion groups, called newsgroups. The newsgroups related to the World Wide Web were mentioned at the end of Chapter 1. USENET postings are distributed around the world using the NNTP protocol.
a collection of newsgroups (discussion forums) that can be accessed through many online services as well as the Internet, that discuss more than 15,000 topics. The rules of netiquette are usually strictly observed in these groups.
Usenet (USEr NETwork) is a global, distributed Internet discussion system that evolved from a general purpose UUCP network of the same name. It was conceived by Duke University graduate students Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis in 1979. Users read and post e-mail-like messages (called "articles") to a number of distributed newsgroups, categories that resemble bulletin board systems in most respects.