Usenet, or Unix User Network is a communications medium in which users read and post textual messages (called "articles") to a number of distributed bulletin boards (called "newsgroups"). The medium is sustained among a large number of servers, which store and forward messages with one another. Usenet is of significant cultural importance in the networked world, having given rise to, or popularized, many widely recognized concepts and terms such as "FAQ" and "spam".
by gengar56 January 03, 2004
A long-standing system of internet bulletin-boards divided by topic into "newsgroups". Unlike other forms of online communities, Usenet groups are usually accessed by email client or newsreader program rather than an internet provider. Although internet providers and news servers can block access to potentially illegal newsgroups and assign moderators, the Usenet environment is generally a self-controlling anarchy. Although its dated system of message posting limits file size and prevents the easy transfer of large files such as software and videos, it's an easy way to amass a gargantuan collection of pornographic pictures.
My girlfriend cheated on me, so I posted all her naked pictures on Usenet. You can find her on
by gooberliberation December 19, 2005
A black hole of spam, kooks, pedophiles, and every other type of weirdo you could ever dream of running into. Anarchy at it's finest.
by Frogbutt November 30, 2004
The Black Market of the internet. anything you want to find will be on it. any stupid shit you get off of iRC, kazaa lite, etc originally came off of usenet
dude ive downloaded 37 complete dvds on usenet and then burned them to dvds that run in any dvd player. haha and they only cost me a buck fifty a piece and only take 2 hours to download with dsl. BITCH
by the-commander June 15, 2004
Originally intended for people to discuss topics on newsgroups, but now it's about 90+% links to porn sites and phone sex numbers. Alot isn't even simple porn anymore.
I found 6000 links to a Monica Lewinsky style phone sex line on the James Burke newsgroup. What the hell?
by Mr. Mister July 05, 2004