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UseNet is the correct name or preferred name of what is called "newsgroups", "ng" for short. UseNet is actually short for "usage network", the relationship between the word "newsgroups" is the fact of anyone can use it as long as they are willing to do so. So hence it's a community of people's voices, and shared software. The basic architecture is sort of like a large message board. Or a chat channel that has posted messages that stay up based on current retention of the group or topic.

UseNet uses the protocol know as NNTP to handle this unique aspect of the Internet.

FAQ answers attributed to Raymond E. Feist are copyright by Raymond E. Feist.
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