FAQ Practice in the Net

FAQs are one of the valuable network social filtering methods. They evolved spontaneously in the Internet in response to the felt needs of experts who found themselves answering the same or similar questions again and again. Maintaining a list of frequently asked questions and pointing novices to those was and is more efficient than answers similar questions over and over. MIT maintains an repository of FAQs. If you would like to browse among thousands of FAQs, click on Sample News Group FAQ .

If someone knows the early history of FAQs we want to point others at it. We have searched without success for the earliest history.