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Usenet

Usenet is a worldwide distributed discussion system. Anyone with Internet access can read and post messages. It consists of a set of newsgroups with names that are classified hierarchically by subject. Newsgroups exist for virtually every subject imaginable.

For a listing of Internet Usenet archives, go to www.faqs.org/faqs (Figure 4.13).

Figure 4.13. A listing of Usenet topics in the misc heading.

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. Some newsgroups are moderated ...

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