There is the Big 8 hierarchy of newsgroups, which contains 8 famous groups of newsgroups. The “Big Eight,” most common first-level categories. More specific newsgroup categories include: can.* (Canadian groups), k12.* (kinder garden to grade 12 discussions), etc.
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Finding the Right Usenet Service Completion, speed, number of newsgroups carried, retention, web interface, number of servers, unlimited downloads and quality of support are just a few of the things you should look for when shopping for a Usenet/newsgroup provider. For those of you who are not sure what each specific term refers to, here […]
What is Usenet Discussion? Usenet discussion is a very broad term, which refers to the conversations that go on between users in the newsgroups. Those discussions can be between 2 people or among a whole group of people. Anyone who visits a particular group can take part in its discussion threads, after they have subscribed […]
Downloading Pictures with Usenet One of the greatest features of Usenet is the ability to look at and download a myriad of pictures and images on about any and every possible topic you can think of. You can find a variety of professional pictures as well as many personal image collections that some users have […]
Brief History Of Usenet Newsreaders In 1980’s, the World was blessed with an exciting new means to communicate. This is when Usenet was created by two young and smart Duke Graduates named Jim Ellis and Tom Truscott. This new means of communicating server to server using the NNTP (Network News Transfer Protocol) was designed for […]
What is a Newsgroup Web Gateway? Usenet web is recommended to beginning users, to people who do not own a newsreader program, or to travelers who usually use a newsreader but do not have one on hand at the time. It is a very handy way to get into Usenet and do what you usually […]
Think of Usenet as a giant, worldwide electronic bulletin board. Anyone can freely post something on this bulletin board. Everyone else can read the posted items and add their own items. These voluntary contributions and free exchange of information are the foundation of the Internet. Usenet allows people on the Internet to share their opinions […]
What Does Private Access Mean To you, the customer, privacy should be quite an important factor when considering a Usenet Service Provider to sign up with. Private newsgroup service means that your download sessions aren’t being tracked by your provider and that no one knows who you are and what you are doing while logged […]
What is Usenet Spam? By now, we all know that the term SPAM is used to describe a very negative occurrence that plagues the Internet today. Unfortunately, it also plagues the Usenet community. It seems like nothing is immune to spam these days. Usenet spam comes in many different shapes and forms but essentially it […]