USENET : Netnews for Everyone

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A thorough, easy-to-understand, non-technical introduction to the USENET--an important and exciting part of the information superhighway. Fristrup introduces the novice to the concept of electronic information exchange via USENET newsgroups--showing how conversations are organized and distributed, the dynamics of discussions, and basic terminology. Includes a listing of established newsgroups and five hours FREE access time to USENET.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 175.26 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 748.42g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131231677
  • 9780131231672

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO USENET. 1. Meet the USENET Community. 2. People Using USENET. 3. An Overview of USENET. 4. Basic Terms and Conventions. 5. Close Examination of a Newsgroup. II. THE NEWSGROUPS OF USENET. 6. About This Part of the Book. 7. Computers: The "comp" Newsgroups. 8. Miscellaneous: The "misc" Newsgroups. 9. News: The "news" Newsgroups. 10. Recreation: The "rec" Newsgroups. 11. Science: The "sci" Newsgroups. 12. Society: The "soc" Newsgroups. 13. Talk: The "talk" Newsgroups. 14. Worthy Mentions from the Alternative Set. 15. Other Available Hierarchies. III. ACCESSING USENET. 16. Boning Up on the Basics. 17. Gaining USENET Access. 18. Topics for Further Exploration. APPENDICES. A. Articles from the Source. B. List of the Alternative Hierarchy. C. A Word About News Readers. D. Recommended Reading. Glossary. Index.
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