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newsgroup

Informatics A USENET discussion group. See USENET. Cf Listserve.
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newsgroup

(nooz′groop″, nūz′)
An Internet-based support group that shares information about a particular topic, e.g., advances in the management of a disease (including diagnosis, treatment, or prognosis) or developments in prosthesis.
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The subcultural formation is obviously anterior to such a newsgroup, but that group is important insofar as it provides an interface to information that is available freely elsewhere, but is unlikely to be trusted in quite the same way because it does not interface with and supplement the culture.
Because of the sheer number of postings on some of newsgroups, postings more than a week old may not be available to view (In Outlook Express 5 using Tools/Options/Maintenance, and in most newsreader programs, you can specify a date limit on the messages available for viewing).
"The newsgroup system WebUseNet has designed for BellSouth will give their Internet service customers who access UseNet the highest level of service," said Dwight Ringdahl, president/CEO of WebUseNet.
* Richard Lee Holbert devised these tips, which appeared in the newsgroup comp.Internet.nethappenings, to tell if you're a hightech redneck:
The incentive was also used to attract respondents on the Alta Vista, Infoseek, and Lycos search engines, as well as half of the newsgroups we targeted.
Moderated newsgroups provide a timely source of information on emerging tax issues.
Each section describes how a specific technology (such as e-mail or newsgroups) was invented, how it works, advanced usage, help resources, and associated topics.
Such an effect occurred because, with the rise of a newsgroup such as comp.sys.intel and its 130,000 visitors in Autumn 1994, people with like-minded interests had a forum by which to find and talk to each other.
While Australian parliamentarians have access to e-mail accounts, they also do not use them to post messages to Usenet newsgroups. In February of this year, the only political organisation to post any messages to the aus.politics Usenet newsgroup was the Australian Democratic political party (webmaster@democrats.org.au), which posted three press releases.
Major companies and schools have Web sites and routinely distribute information and schedules on the World Wide Web dancers on tour routinely use e-mail to keep in touch with friends; dance lovers enjoy spirited debates in newsgroup bull sessions and in chat rooms.
The first newsgroup a novice should visit is news.announce.