Usenet vs Newgroup - What's the difference?

usenet | newgroup |


As a proper noun usenet

is (internet) a world-wide distributed discussion system consisting of newsgroups classified hierarchically by subject.

As a verb newgroup is

(internet|transitive) to create (a newsgroup on usenet) by sending a special control message.

usenet

English

(wikipedia Usenet)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • (Internet) A world-wide distributed discussion system consisting of newsgroups classified hierarchically by subject.
  • See also

    *

    newgroup

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (Internet) To create (a newsgroup on Usenet) by sending a special control message.
  • * 1998 , Carla G. Surratt, Netlife: Internet citizens and their communities (page 75)
  • If the group passes, it will be newgrouped after five days. If the group fails, it can't be voted on again for six months.
  • * 2000', "Harlock", ''I'm '''newgrouping alt.binaries.tv.millennium today!'' (on newsgroup ''alt.config )