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  1. Introduction
  2. Mailing lists
  3. How mailing lists work
  4. How to set up a mailing lists
  5. Joining a mailing list
  6. Handling mailing list correspondence
  7. Usenet news
  8. Cancel command
  9. What is NNTP?
  10. Options
  11. How to reply
  12. News and e-mail list
  13. IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
    1. Nicknames
    2. Emoticons
    3. Acronyms
    4. Examples
  14. Web conferencing
    1. Tools for webconferencing
  15. Applications
  16. Real-time multimedia communication
  17. Client software for collaboration
  18. Bibliography

This presentation is about the most commonly used group communications methods. The presentation begins with the definition of different means of group communications on the network. Further topics include description about mailing lists, its working and set-up across network and handling it in different issues. It then moves on with the explanation of Usenet news, NNTP and its options. Next is a brief differentiation between news and E-mailing list. The next topic deals with IRC (Internet Relay Chat) and explains about channel operators, nicknames, emoticons, acronyms and few examples. Next is the explanation about web-conferencing, tools used and its applications. The conclusion is a brief description about real time multimedia communication such as video conferencing.

[...] Some newsgroups have a moderator who scans the messages for the group and decides which ones are appropriate for distribution. Cancel command Usenet news has a cancel command, which can delete messages already sent out. Only the author of the cancelled message and the local news server administrator is allowed to cancel a message. What is NNTP? NNTP is a standard specification for the distribution, inquiry, retrieval, and posting of news articles using and a server-client model. The client and the server can be on different computers running different software and potentially even using different operating systems. [...]

[...] FLEXIBLE: Mailing group provides a highly flexible and popular means of network communication for interest groups. A feature of their flexibility is that simultaneous connection between message sender and recipients isn't necessary. This type of communication is known as àsychronous' communication. Mailing lists Email is an enormously flexible medium, through mailing list we can send emails to multiple recipients It is a very simple method The discussion on a mailing list normally focuses on a single subject, How mailing lists work Facility for mailing lists is common for all email programs Multiple email addresses can be grouped under one collective name, often referred to as an alias by the email program. [...]

[...] Client software for collaboration Multifunction collaboration packages AltaVista Forum Microsoft NetMeeting Lotus Domino Bibliography 1.0 _6.html Computer Mediated Communication Paperback by Dr Crispin Thurlow, Laura Lengel, Professsor Alice Tomic Default Design Group Communications The most widespread means of group communication on the networks are the well-established tools, mailing lists (discussion lists) and Usenet News A mailing list is an electronic discussion forum that anyone can subscribe to. When someone sends an email message to the mailing list, a copy of that message is broadcast to everyone who is subscribed to that mailing list. [...]

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