Some Newsgroups About the Net

(Note: You will only be able to access those newsgroups which your Netnews Server receives.)
alt.culture.usenet
Discussions on the culture of Usenet News. Or rather meta-discussions. This (and the rest of these groups) are intended for the discussion of the medium being used to discuss.
news.misc
Discussions in the NEWS big-7 about Usenet.
news.futures
Conversations about the future of Usenet News and NetNews.
alt.culture.internet
People who want to talk about the culture of the Internet.
alt.culture.usenet
People who want to talk about the culture of Usenet / Netnews.
alt.culture.www
People who want to talk about the culture of the World Wide Web.
alt.life.internet
Discussions of life (??) on the Internet. Usually not very active.
alt.cyberspace
I like this one! Conversations about what happens in "cyberspace" (A rather loose term.) [Hmmpf, seems to be have been taken over by the "neu neutopian" crowd. Dunno what the group really is anymore!]
alt.current-events.net-abuse
Discussions about the various forms of Net-Abuse that have arisen recently.
alt.net.scandal
Discusions of scandals taking place on the Net.
alt.internet.media-coverage
Discussions about how the Net is covered in the traditional mass media of Newspapers, Magazines, TV and Radio.
news.admin.policy
Where netnews policy is activly formed. An open newsgroup, feel free to join in.
news.admin.misc
General topics about netnews administration.
news.admin.technical
Where technical questions and issues about netnews administration are raised and discussed.
news.groups
Where new newsgroups are born for the big-7 hierarchy (comp,misc,news,rec, sci,soc,talk).
news.annouce.newgroups
Announcements of new newsgroups. [moderated]
news.groups.questions
Resource to help figure out what newsgroups to post and read.
news.groups.reviews
Newsgroups are reviewed here. [moderated]
alt.config
Like news.groups, but for the alt area of netnews. This is where new newsgroups petitions and the like are floated.

Misc. Newsgroups

comp.society
Discussion about the Effect of Computers on Society. [Moderated]
Seems to be down for a prolonged period of time. Unsure of the satus of this newsgroup/mailing list. It would be a real loss if this is a permanent closure.
alt.flame.canter-and-siegel
Similar to alt.current-events.net-abuse and alt.net.scandal.
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