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Chapter 27. Using Newsgroups, Message Bo... > Participating in Web-Based Message B...

Participating in Web-Based Message Boards

Web-based message boards are similar to Usenet newsgroups in that they let you post and read messages related to a specific topic. They differ from newsgroups in that they're not part of an Internet-wide network; message boards are tied to specific Web sites.

There are thousands of Web sites that offer topic-specific message boards. Most message boards work in a similar fashion, so we'll look at the largest message host—Yahoo! Message Boards—to learn how message boards work.


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