What’s the difference between Usenet and modern day message boards?

Question by Chase: What’s the difference between Usenet and modern day message boards?

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Answer by TechSono
The primary difference is that Usenet is a separate network. It can run independent of the internet, and uses the NNTP protocol as opposed to the web’s HTTP protocol. Usenet “binary” newsgroups can also contain files, 7.5 terabytes of files are uploaded/downloaded every day.

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