Discussion groups (archives)

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How to subscribe to an interest group?

 

  • By sending an e-mail message, in many cases: to 
    listserv@computer-address
    Subject: DO NOT FILL IN
    in body: sub[scribe] listname Your_first_name Name
  • Through a gateway system on WWW

How to find relevant groups?

  • Use subject-oriented indexes and directories to search for Internet-based sources in general and/or
  • Search directory files concerning interest groups online :

Liszt, the mailing list directory
Liszt is a directory of Internet discussion groups: mailing lists, newsgroups, and IRC chat channels. It's a way to find groups of people on the 'net discussing whatever it is you really care about.
(topica - US - http://www.liszt.com/)

Yahoo! Groups
Do not confuse the database of messages with the database about the groups.
(Yahoo! - US - http://groups.yahoo.com/)

Tile.net
(List Universe.com - US - http://tile.net/)

Meta-List.net
(Speedlink - DE - http://www.meta-list.net/)

The Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences
(Diane K. Kovacs - US - http://n2h2.com/KOVACS/)

Publicly Accessible Mailing Lists
(Stephanie da Silva - US - http://paml.alastra.com/)
 



Usenet

 

Google Newsgroups
A good searchable archive of Usenet News messages.
(google.com - US - http://groups.google.com/)

Liszt, the mailing list directory
Liszt is a directory of Internet discussion groups: mailing lists, newsgroups, and IRC chat channels. It's a way to find groups of people on the 'net discussing whatever it is you really care about. 
(topica - US - http://www.liszt.com/)

Tile.net
(List Universe.com - US - http://tile.net/)

The Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences
(Diane K. Kovacs - US - http://n2h2.com/KOVACS/)

Publicly Accessible Mailing Lists
(Stephanie da Silva - US - http://paml.alastra.com