Usenet - How do newsgroups compare to web amd email
Usenet Newsgroups complement both the Web and e-mail. The Web is a tremendous
repository of information, but it lacks the intimacy of exchanging information with
another person, and it is not the best place to exchange opinions on some event that
happened yesterday or to post a message asking for help or information. E-mail is a
wonderful way to communicate, but you have to know to whom you want to send a message.
Usenet Newsgroups bridge the gap between the Web and e-mail. Like the Web, they carry
an enormous amount of useful information, but the information is in the form of messages
posted recently by individuals, so the information is fresh and topical. Reading these
messages allows you to discover who else in the world shares your interests. As you make
contacts through newsgroups, you can exchange public Usenet messages or you can decide to
use e-mail to carry on private conversations. Usenet Newsgroups are a great way to make
friends around the world.