"There is now a news group about the guy who despises technology."
A news group is an electronic bulletin board where people share information on a topic.
But of 166 messages posted to news groups, half were written by only 9 people.
The message was posted in the news group only for about two weeks, following standard procedure.
That means choosing a news group designed for the type of information you intend to post.
Post a message to the news group and come back to find answers posted from around the world, or a personal reply.
Another magazine-style community might also be created by news groups.
There are hundreds of news groups related to a hobby or special interest.
Two accounting experts decided to fight the news groups with one of their own.
Fund investors have long been active on the Net, first by trading information in news groups.