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Newsgroups

  • By: Shing-Ling Sarina Chen
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

Newsgroups are worldwide public discussion forums, hosted on USENET. Users can post to newsgroups, respond to posts, and create new newsgroups. By the end of 1997, there were more than 50,000 newsgroups on a wide variety of topics, all distributed via ...

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