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Usenet is a world-wide distributed discussion system consisting of a set of newsgroups (http://www.faqs.org/usenet/).

There is no English-language newsgroup that is exclusively dedicated to human-computer interaction. HCI topics are usually covered in comp.human-factors (FAQ: http://edgarmatias.com/faq/, last updated Nov 5, 1995). There is also a small German-language human factors newsgroup, de.alt.sci.ergonomie.

In the HCI area, mailings lists tend to be of higher quality than newsgroups.

There are a number of HCI-related newsgroups, but they are generally not very useful. The HCI Index has an extensive list of HCI-related newsgroups at http://is.twi.tudelft.nl/hci/communication.html.

If your Internet service provider does not carry a particular newsgroup, you can access it through an Web-based news reader service, such as:


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