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Part: 3 Specialized Search Engines > Searching Newsgroups

Chapter 15. Searching Newsgroups

The World Wide Web gets most of the press coverage, but for many people, Usenet newsgroups are the best thing about the Internet. Think of them as electronic word-of mouth—millions of people from all over the world sharing information, ideas, and personal experiences. Some 46,000 newsgroups are out there, each devoted to a specific topic. And unlike Web sites, nobody owns or controls newsgroups, so people are free to say anything they wish—rants, raves, and tirades included.


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