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We have a vast digital archive of research databases, reference books (both e Book and print), and more! The blue, green, and red dots on the servers represent the groups they carry.The name Usenet emphasized its creators' hope that the USENIX organization would take an active role in its operation.

Usenet can be superficially regarded as a hybrid between email and web forums.When a user posts an article, it is initially only available on that user's news server.Each news server talks to one or more other servers (its "newsfeeds") and exchanges articles with them.Many sites on the original Usenet network would connect only once or twice a day to batch-transfer messages in and out.