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NetNews terminology

category: top level name of the organisational structure of newsgroups.
newsgroup: is a special interest group.
article: is a post to a specific newsgroup.
thread: a set of articles with the same subject.
newsfeed: workstation used to propagate the news to newsservers.
newsserver: a workstation storing news articles.
newsreader: a program used to read the NetNews off the newsserver.

Claude Cantin 2010-10-24