The term used in Europe to refer to the worldwide network of computers that communicate using UUCP. Strictly the term USENET applies to the news-service and not to the network itself. See also UKnet and EUnet.
A collection of more than 5,000 newsgroups.
A system for distributing text from newsgroups (asynchronous bulletin boards) among cooperating computers.
Also knows as simply as "News", this is one of the primary sources of information on the Internet and provides a forum for discussion and questions. Usenet is divided into "newsgroups" which are areas dedicated to discussion of a particular subject. For example bionet.microbiology is a newsgroup where discussion on microbiology is carried out. There are thousands of newsgroups available on all manner of subjects.