What's a Forum, BBS or Newsgroup?
or BBS (Bulletin Board
System) and Newsgroups
are yet another way to communicate online.
Like e-mail and chat,
using them involves sending messages and reading replies.
The difference is that board
messages get posted
at a location on the Internet
for everyone to see, rather than being sent between individuals.
So rather than "one to one" communication like e-mail,
boards are "one to many."
Some boards are just like chat rooms
in that all you have to do is go to the host site and write and
post your message.