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Newsgroups

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  2. 2. <ul><li>Newsgroups </li></ul><ul><li>Types Of Newsgroups </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation Of Newsgroups </li></ul><ul><li>How Newsgroups Work </li></ul>2
  3. 3. <ul><li>Hierarchies </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Future Scope </li></ul>3
  4. 4. A newsgroup is a discussion group within the UseNet system on worldwideweb . 4
  5. 5. <ul><li>Binary newsgroups </li></ul><ul><li>Text newsgroups </li></ul><ul><li>Moderated newsgroups </li></ul>5
  6. 6. <ul><li>Distribute binary files as content. </li></ul><ul><li>Restricted to specific newsgroups. </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to allow or disallow the traffic. </li></ul>6
  7. 7. <ul><li>Not restricted for few newsgroups. </li></ul><ul><li>Not easy to tackle with traffic. </li></ul>7
  8. 8. <ul><li>Minority of newsgroups are moderated. </li></ul><ul><li>Messages submitted by readers not distributed to Usenet. </li></ul><ul><li>Emailed to the moderators </li></ul>8
  9. 9. <ul><li>Messages submitted is propagated for everyone to see. </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of newsgroups are unmoderated. </li></ul>9
  10. 10. <ul><li>comp.* </li></ul><ul><li>humanities.* </li></ul><ul><li>misc.* </li></ul><ul><li>news.* </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Alt.* </li></ul><ul><li>Rec.* </li></ul><ul><li>Sci.* </li></ul><ul><li>Talk.* </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>News servers </li></ul><ul><li>News clients </li></ul>11
  13. 13. <ul><li>ISPs </li></ul><ul><li>Newsreader client software </li></ul>12
  14. 14. <ul><li>Big Eight hierarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Alt hierarchy </li></ul>13
  15. 15. <ul><li>Newsgroups are more structured. </li></ul><ul><li>People can enter and leave news discussions easily. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a moderator . </li></ul><ul><li>Newsgroups often have a FAQ document.   </li></ul>14
  16. 16. <ul><li>Since news is not email-based, mailboxes are not clogged with redundant or unwanted mail. </li></ul><ul><li>News messages are kept on the server. </li></ul>15
  17. 17. <ul><li>Posting email address receive spam. </li></ul><ul><li>Lot of messages are off-topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Invite you to make money fast, or to visit pornographic sites . </li></ul><ul><li>Need to restrict access . </li></ul><ul><li>Newsgroups are not as quick as mailing lists or email. It will almost always take a day or two to get a response. </li></ul>16
  18. 18. <ul><li>www.alt.family </li></ul><ul><li>www.giganews.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.thunderbirdnews.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.dejanews.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.googlegroup.com </li></ul>18
  19. 19. 17 In the future we will have inherently more user friendly multimedia news systems and software.
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