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What (who) is newsgroup - definition

Usenet hierarchy; Top-level usenet hierarchy; News group; Newsgroups; Completion rate; Completion Rates; News groups; News Group; Usegroup; Binary newsgroups; Binary newsgroup; Binaries newsgroups; Usenet group; Newsgroup; Moderated newsgroup; Newsgroup access; Draft:Usenet Newsgroup
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A newsgroup is an Internet site where people can put information and opinions about a particular subject so they can be read by everyone who looks at the site.
¦ noun a group of Internet users who exchange email on a topic of mutual interest.
<messaging> One of Usenet's huge collection of topic groups or fora. Usenet groups can be "unmoderated" (anyone can post) or "moderated" (submissions are automatically directed to a moderator, who edits or filters and then posts the results). Some newsgroups have parallel mailing lists for Internet people with no netnews access, with postings to the group automatically propagated to the list and vice versa. Some moderated groups (especially those which are actually gatewayed Internet mailing lists) are distributed as "digests", with groups of postings periodically collected into a single large posting with an index. Among the best-known are comp.lang.c (the C-language forum), comp.arch (on computer architectures), comp.Unix.wizards (for Unix wizards), rec.arts.sf-lovers (for science-fiction fans), and talk.politics.misc (miscellaneous political discussions and flamage). Barry Shein <> is alleged to have said, "Remember the good old days when you could read all the group names in one day?" This gives a good idea of the growth and size of Usenet. See also netiquette. [Jargon File] (1994-12-13)


Usenet newsgroup

A Usenet newsgroup is a repository usually within the Usenet system, for messages posted from users in different locations using the Internet. They are discussion groups and are not devoted to publishing news. Newsgroups are technically distinct from, but functionally similar to, discussion forums on the World Wide Web. Newsreader software is used to read the content of newsgroups.

Before the adoption of the World Wide Web, Usenet newsgroups were among the most popular Internet services, and have retained their noncommercial nature in contrast to the increasingly ad-laden web. In recent years, this form of open discussion on the Internet has lost considerable ground to individually-operated browser-accessible forums and big media social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Communication is facilitated by the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) which allows connection to Usenet servers and data transfer over the internet. Similar to another early (yet still used) protocol SMTP which is used for email messages, NNTP allows both server-server and client-server communication. This means that newsgroups can be replicated from server to server which gives the Usenet network the ability to maintain a level of robust data persistence as a result of built-in data redundancy. However, most users will access using only the client-server commands of NNTP and in almost all cases will use a GUI for browsing as opposed to command line based client-server communication specified in the NNTP protocol.

Pronunciation examples for newsgroup
1. AUDIENCE: With the newsgroup dataset, were
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2. He set up his prosaically entitled newsgroup,
3. where you were trying to separate those newsgroup posts,
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Examples of use of newsgroup
1. She frequented an Internet newsgroup called called ASH, short for Alt.Suicide.Holiday.
2. Suzanne‘s father claims the newsgroup gave her everything she needed to kill herself.