What are Newsgroups and Discussion Forums?


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Which of the following communication method uses the Usenet system?

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1. Which communication protocol is used by newsgroups?

2. What is the difference between newsgroups and discussion forums?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you evaluate your understanding of a newsgroup and discussion forum. In these assessments, you will need to identify characteristics of both of these platforms for news.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you will review with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Communication protocol used by newsgroups
  • The Usenet system
  • Differences between discussion forums and newsgroups
  • Examples of a newsgroup address

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding a newsgroup
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a discussion forum
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as newsgroups and discussion forums

Additional Learning

Would you like to gather more information about newsgroups and discussion forums? Then, have a look at the video lesson titled, What are Newsgroups and Discussion Forums? In this lesson, you will:

  • Learn what a newsgroup is
  • Differentiate discussion forums and newsgroups
  • Determine what a discussion forum allows people to do
  • Review characteristics of the Usenet system