Q16. What do you mean by newsgroups? How are they different from blogs?
Ans. A newsgroup a kind of virtual round table where any user can post message and others can read them. Newsgroups are generally made for sharing information on some common topic of internet or concern. Users can meet each other virtually and have discussions on these topics. A newsgroup is also a great way of sharing images and other files, which can e attached to the message.
Newsgroups and blogs are similar in many respects. However, the main difference between the two is that additional software, a newspaper, is required to participate in newsgroups. Visiting and participating in blogs normally requires no additional software other than the Web browser.