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Bulletin-Board Systems

  • By: Theresa M. Senft
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

Predating the World Wide Web by more than 15 years, bulletin-board systems (BBSs) were the first collaborative tools for users of personal computers. Originally unconnected to the Internet, many BBSs today can be accessed via telnet or through specially designed Web ...

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