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Lesson 22. Using Internet News > What is Internet News?

What is Internet News?

Another Internet application included with Windows 95 is Internet News. With over 15,000 newsgroups on the Internet, you can use Internet News to exchange ideas and information about business, politics, hobbies, and many other interests. Usenet newsgroups (forums in which people exchange ideas on the Internet) enable you to contact others with similar, or completely different, ideas.

Newsgroup A collection of related messages about a topic which people have in common; for example, there is a computer consulting newsgroup, a dolphin newsgroup, an Irish music newsgroup, and so on.

Forum An area of the Internet that enables people to exchange ideas about a topic of interest.



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