A program which allows you to read and respond to newsgroups. The most common programs are Trumpet, for Windows applications, and trn and nn for UNIX systems.OSI. Open Systems Interconnect- network protocol
Software whose function is to interact with USENET newsgroups, providing services such as subscription, display, follow-up, print, download and so on, such as Free Agent. Newsreader functions are also being incorporated into the recent versions of many browsers.
A newsreader is a piece of software that lets you read Usenet discussions. Most newsreaders let you subscribe to one or more newsgroups, select and read others' postings, and post your own deathless prose. A good newsreader will organize the posts into their respective threads and remember the posts you've already read and not show them to you again.
A newsreader gathers the news from multiple blogs or news sites via RSS (see below), allowing readers to access all their news from a single web site or program. Online newsreaders (like Bloglines, Pluck, or Newsgator) are web sites that let you read RSS feeds from within your web browser. Desktop newsreaders download the news to your computer, and let you read your news inside a dedicated software program. podcast: An audio blog, typically updated weekly or daily. You don't have to have an ipod to listen to a podcast; although you can download podcasts to an ipod, you can also listen to podcasts on a desktop computer, or many other mp3 players.
n. A Usenet client program that enables a user to subscribe to Usenet newsgroups, read articles, post follow-ups, reply by e-mail, and post articles. Many Web browsers also provide these functions. See also article, e-mail (definition 1), follow-up, newsgroup, Usenet, Web browser.