alt.celebritiesMuch of the time, you can guess the purpose of a Usenet group just by looking at its name. For example, news.newusers.questions is for new users to ask questions about Usenet. The group talk.environment is for people to debate topics devoted to the environment.
|alt||Wide variety of miscellaneous topics|
|biz||Business, marketing, advertising|
|humanities||Literature, fine arts|
|k12||Kindergarten through high school|
|rec||Recreation, hobbies, arts|
|sci||Science and technology|
|soc||Social and cultural issues|
|talk||Debate, controversial topics|
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