Usenet is a huge collection (several thousand) of discussion groups, called 'newsgroups', on a wide range of different topics. These groups are for public discussion; a message posted to one of them will be seen by anyone reading that group. For more information about Usenet, you can use your newsreader and read news.announce.newusers.
The individual discussion groups within USENET.
Usenet is a worldwide network of discussion threads, or series of postings, on a variety of topics. Usenet is available to most Internet users and is controlled by no single entity. Currently there are over 14,000 Usenet newsgroups. Some newsgroups are moderated (screened to ensure that the content of your message is appropriate for the group) and some are unmoderated (not screened prior to posting).
A system of special interest groups to which readers can post messages. These messages are sent out to other computers on the network. Back to Jump
Thousands of discussion groups that use newsreader software and serves (different than the listserver e-mail based discussion group system).
Subject-specific discussion stored on remote computers.
The original collection of newsgroups developed for global distribution on the Intenet.
Usenet is a collection of messages on various subjects that are posted to servers on a worldwide network. Each subject collection is called a newsgroup. Most newsgroups are hosted on Internet-connected servers, but they can also be hosted from servers that are not part of the Internet.
are basically bulletin boards on specific topics.
Usenet Newsgroups are discussion groups about a topic that is
Discussion groups on the Internet, each centered around a specific topic. There are currently about 15,000 Usenet newsgroups. Users post messages by e-mail to newsgroups and review newsgroups either via e-mail of special newsreader software.
Public forums that contain articles posted by individual readers.
More than 17,000 topic-oriented message bases that can be read and posted to. Also called newsgroups.
A system of thousands of special interest groups to which readers can send or "post" messages; these messages are then distributed to other computers on the network. Usenet registers newsgroups, which are available through Internet Service Providers.
Also referred to simply as "newsgroups," Usenet newsgroups are a huge bunch of Internet discussion groups that replicate across the Internet every so often. If you get a bunch of people together and request a group for yourself, you'll probably be able to create it. Topics range from technical discussions and debate to flame wars. However, the most infamous use of the newsgroups is the distribution of binary pictures and files as text.
Public Internet discussion groups; may be considered free floating bulletin boards because once a message is 'tacked up' anyone can go and see it. These may be accessed using a NNTP (Network News Transfer Protocol) client.