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Printing: Users can print eBook pages as needed. This is an especially useful feature for business people. To print, click on the menu button in the Acrobat eBook Reader and select the print option.
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Usenet isn't an organization per se, nor is it in any one place. Lots of machines carry the messages, receiving them and sending them on down the line. In the end, your Usenet feed comes from your Internet service provider.
Throughout this chapter you'll find references to mailing lists and Web sites; an example of just how interconnected genealogy resources on the Internet can be. Stay tuned. In later chapters, you'll learn everything you need to know about mail lists and Web sites to make your research efforts that much easier.
Like so many things concerning the online world, Usenet has its own Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) file. It is updated about once a month, and thereafter posted to the newsgroups news. announce. newusers, news.admin.misc, and news.answers, as well as the Web site http://www.faqs.org/faqs/ (see Figure 4-1). Much of what those sites say is contained in this chapter, but reading them won't hurt!
One reason for the confusion is that Usenet is a part of the Internet, and for some people it's the only part they use. Yet it isn't the whole Internet, any more than Boston constitutes all of Massachusetts.
A "moderated" newsgroup has a referee, who decides what messages get to go on that newsgroup. An "unmoderated" one (the most popular kind) isn't edited in any way, except that you'll get flamed (insulted) if you post a message off the proper topic.
There are eight major categories of newsgroups:
No person or group has control of Usenet as a whole. No one person authorizes who gets news feeds, which articles are propagated where, who can post articles, or anything else. These things are handled one newsgroup at a time. You won't find a Usenet Incorporated or even a Usenet User's Group. This means that, although the freedoms of expression and association are almost absolute, Usenet is not a democracy. It's anarchy, to put it frankly, something with little or no control placed on it except that exerted by the social pressures of those participating.
Therefore, sometimes Usenet is not fair-in part because it's hard to get everyone to agree to what is fair, and in part, because it's hard to stop people from proving themselves foolish....
|Ch. 1||Getting Set Up: A Look at Hardware and Connections||3|
|Ch. 3||Rules of the Road: How to Surf Happily||47|
|Ch. 6||Genealogy Mailing Lists||87|
|Ch. 7||The World Wide Web||109|
|Ch. 8||Chat: Hail Thy Fellow on the Net!||155|
|Specific Online Resources||177|
|Ch. 10||Online Library Card Catalogs||189|
|Ch. 11||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints||201|
|Ch. 12||Commercial Web Sites||217|
|Commercial Online Services||227|
|Ch. 13||America Online's Golden Gate Genealogy Forum||231|
|Ch. 14||CompuServe's Genealogy Forums||259|
|App. A||The Genserv Project||275|
|App. B||Online Genealogy Books||291|
|App. C||Forms of Genealogical Data||293|
|App. D||Internet Error Messages||301|