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NewsDemon Black Friday 2013 Special Extended

November 29th, 2013

NewsDemon Black Friday Special

Due to a heavy customer response, our servers were overloaded for the $4 Unlimited deal.  To accommodate any customers who may not have been able to participate,  we are launching the same deal for an extra hour!

Hurry and get in now on our Unlimited USENET deal which includes all of our feature-rich services NewsDemon.com Newsgroups provide.

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  • Unlimited Access to over 107k Newsgroups
  • Multiple Server Locations in the US and EU
  • Over 1932 Days of Binary Retention
  • Free News Rover Newsreader or a Discounted License to Newsbin
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NewsDemon.com Newsgroups Grand Prize Winner Announced

November 21st, 2013

Now at the end of our NewsDemon.com Newsgroups Holiday Giveaway, we’ve randomly picked our winner:
(drum roll please)
Congratulations to S. Nichols, our newest 500GB non-expiring block account member who has won our Grand Prize drawing!

S. Nichols will receive ALL FOUR of our prizes including a $50.00 Amazon Gift Certificate, a Google Chromecast, a Roku 3 Streaming Media Player and a free upgrade to 1 year of Ulimited Usenet plan.

Thank you to all that have entered! We received a great response and stay tuned as we have great news coming soon!

We hope everyone has a great holiday and enjoys their NewsDemon USENET access.

 

NewsDemon.com Newsgroups Holiday Giveaway Part 2

November 21st, 2013

 

NewsDemon.com Newsgroups is re-launching their Holiday Giveaway 2013 promotion.

After an overwhelmingly successful run, we’ve decided to continue the holiday giveaway for another week. Starting on November 21st through November 28th, we’re resetting the contest and continuing on the giveaways!

As an added bonus, we’re including all members that have signed up between November 13th through the 20th eligible for this contest as well.

Choose and sign-up for either a monthly account or a non-expiring block account by 11:59PM between November 21st through November 28th (as well as those that had previously signed up between the 13th through the 20th) and you’ll automatically be included to our daily drawing and for our Grand Prize drawing.

A lucky winner each day will win one of these great prizes (chosen at random):

Roku 3 – The Roku 3 delivers the best streaming services available, including Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Spotify and even your locally stored content all in HD.

Amazon Gift Certificate – With a $50.00 Amazon gift certificate, you can browse and purchase almost anything ranging from books, movies, music and more.

Chromecast – This digital media player plugs right into your HDTV and is able to stream music or video content directly from yur Android device (phone or tablet).

Free Upgrade to a 1 Year To Unlimited Usenet – We’ll upgrade your NewsDemon.com Usenet account to a 1 Year Unlimited Usenet account. If you purchased a block account, this would be a separate 1 year account. Save the block for later.

If you didn’t win on one of our daily giveaways, don’t fret! You’re still included in our Grand Prize drawing on November 28th.

Our Grand Prize winner will win ALL FOUR PRIZES! The random winner will be a new NewsDemon.com Member that signs up between November 21st through November 28th and has not already won one of our daily prizes.

We’ll be updating this blog and our Facebook and twitter accounts daily announcing our winners. Check back often.

What are you waiting for now? Go and sign up now to enter and “Good Luck” from the NewsDemon.com Newsgroups Team!

 

NewsDemon Holiday Giveaway Winner For November 18th

November 19th, 2013

NewsDemon.com Newsgroups is proud to announce our latest winner to our Holiday Giveaway for November 18th!

Congratulations to P. Giordano, a new 1TB Block Account member, who has won one of our first prize drawings of a $50.00 Amazon Gift Certicate!

Thank you to all who have joined and entered into our Giveaway and stay tuned tomorrow for our next winner. We’ll be choosing a daily winner each day until November 19th, where we’ll then announce our Grand Prize winner.

Join Today and get in on the Holiday fun!

The NewsDemon Team

 

NewsDemon Holiday Giveaway Winner For November 16th

November 17th, 2013

NewsDemon.com Newsgroups is proud to announce our latest winner to our Holiday Giveaway for November 16th!

Congratulations to G. Michalopulos, a new Unlimited Plus VPN member, who has won one of our first prize drawings of a free upgrade to 1 Year Of Unlimited Plus service!

Thank you to all who have joined and entered into our Giveaway and stay tuned tomorrow for our next winner. We’ll be choosing a daily winner each day until November 19th, where we’ll then announce our Grand Prize winner.

Join Today and get in on the Holiday fun!

The NewsDemon Team

 

NewsDemon Holiday Giveaway Winner November 14th

November 15th, 2013

Another winner of our Holiday Giveaway has been chosen!

 

Congratulations to J. Diogo a new non-expiring Block account member, who has won our first prize of a Roku 3 media streaming device.

 

Thank you to all who have joined and entered into our Giveaway and stay tuned tomorrow for our next winner. We’ll be choosing a daily winner each day until November 19th, where we’ll then announce our Grand Prize winner.

 

Join Today and get in on the Holiday fun!

 

The NewsDemon Team

 

NewsDemon Holiday Giveaway 2013 Starts Now

November 13th, 2013

 

To start the holidays right, NewsDemon has launched its annual Holiday Giveaway!

The NewsDemon Holiday Giveaway 2013 begins today and is full of prizes that will be given away at random to a lucky new NewsDemon.com member each day for the next seven days. Beginning on November 13th, all new users will be automatically entered in to the contest. Choose and sign-up for either a monthly account or a non-expiring block account by 11:59PM between November 13th through November 20th and you’ll automatically be included to our daily drawing and for our Grand Prize drawing.

A lucky winner each day will win one of these great prizes (chosen at random):

Roku 3 – The Roku 3 delivers the best streaming services available, including Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Spotify and even your locally stored content all in HD.

Amazon Gift Certificate – With a $50.00 Amazon gift certificate, you can browse and purchase almost anything ranging from books, movies, music and more.

Chromecast – This digital media player plugs right into your HDTV and is able to stream music or video content directly from yur Android device (phone or tablet).

Free Upgrade to a 1 Year To Unlimited Usenet – We’ll upgrade your NewsDemon.com Usenet account to a 1 Year Unlimited Usenet account. If you purchased a block account, this would be a separate 1 year account. Save the block for later.

If you didn’t win on one of our daily giveaways, don’t fret! You’re still included in our Grand Prize drawing on November 20th.

Our Grand Prize winner will win ALL FOUR PRIZES! The random winner will be a new NewsDemon.com Member that signs up between November 13th through November 20th and has not already won one of our daily prizes.

We’ll be updating this blog and our fFcebook and twitter accounts daily announcing our winners. Check back often.

What are you waiting for now? Go and sign up now to enter and “Good Luck” from the NewsDemon.com Newsgroups Team!

 

New USENET Posted Study Looks at Teen Activity Online

June 26th, 2012

A recent study posted on newsgroups recently examined the behavior and activity of teenagers between the ages of 13 to 17, finding that 70% of teens hide their internet activity and behavior from their parents. The report also reveals a gap between what parents believe their children are (or are not) doing online, and what their teens are actually doing.

The new study saw a major rise in the percentage of surveyed teens who admit to hiding their online activity from their parents, jumping 25 percentage points from 45% in 2010. Some of the tricks teens used to hide their online activity included minimizing their browser window (at least, presumably, the windows containing the content they don’t want their parents to see), hiding/deleting IMs and videos, and clearing their browser’s history.

A number of teens (23%) even admitted to lying about or omitting details regarding their online behavior. But there are several others ways that teens got around their parents’ efforts to monitor their online behavior as well. Some take advantage of privacy settings so their parents could not see some of their information; some use their mobile device to access the internet; and some use private browsing options to conceal their activity.

The report also revealed that three of every four parents trust their children to avoid content that is not considered appropriate.  Still, nearly half of parents surveyed have installed parental controls, and 44.3% say they are aware of their teen’s passwords.

In the report, it recommends talking with teens so they understand the risks and consequences of certain activities, and taking advantage of parental controls and then monitoring to determine if their teen has figured a way around them. It also recommends informing teens of the monitors and controls, as this may help alter their online behavior.

The Internet and Usenet, which actually predates the World Wide Web, are great resources for sharing information, ideas, and more. However, there are also dangers, both physical and emotional, in teens accessing certain content or sharing personal information online. Usenet features, in addition to a vast expanse of other topics, newsgroups dedicated to parenting. You’ll also find newsgroups dedicated to the discussion of social behavior and trends, to which the recent study also applies.

 

eBook Inventor Passes Away, Remembered on USENET

September 11th, 2011

Michael Hart, who invented the eBook in 1971, passed away on Tuesday, September 6 at the age of 64. You’ve probably heard of Amazon’s Kindle, or Apple’s iPad. Those products got their idea from Hart’s idea, which he hoped would lead to free books, which would eventually lead to greater literacy. With greater literacy comes greater opportunity for a larger number of people, a long tradition that USENET newsgroup subscriber community have long promoted.

Hart was the founder of Project Gutenberg, which makes available thousands of free texts including classics such as Moby Dick and Jane Eyre, as well as the Declaration of Independence, released an obituary for Hart. Part of its obituary read:

“The invention of t eBooks was not simply a technology innovation or precursor to the modern information environment. A more correct understanding is that eBooks are an efficient and effective way of unlimited free distribution of literature. Access to eBooks can thus provide opportunity for increased literacy. Literacy, and the ideas contained in literature, creates opportunity.

Today, of course, products such as the Kindle and iPad charge plenty for the actual product, and then charge for most digitally delivered books as well. Sometimes, prices of digital books run parallel to their printed counterparts, or more in some cases. Hart digitized and distributed the Declaration of Independence in 1971 after he found a free printed copy of the document at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was more interested in making literature and important text available free of commercial complications than turning the eBook into a cash cow. Today Project Gutenberg offers more than 36,000 free eBooks.

Newsdemon.com Newsgroup Access allow users to connect with others across the globe, sharing ideas and new technology.

 

New USENET and Online Slang Terms Enter Dictionary

August 24th, 2011

By now everybody knows full well what the USENET born terms like ‘OMG’, ‘LOL’ and ‘FYI’ mean, and this year the Oxford English Dictionary caught up by adding these to the dictionary. Now, newsgroup subscribers report that in the dictionary’s latest update, more words from the Internet age will appear in the well-respected dictionary.

USENET subscribers report that the latest update, which take place four times per year, will include words like ‘retweet’, ‘cyberbullying’, ‘sexting’, ‘woot’ and ‘jeggings’.

In case you’re unfamiliar with some of the terms, to “retweet’ means to forward another Twitter user’s message, while ‘cyberbulling’ means to bully somebody via online means. ‘Sexting’ is to send a sexually explicit text message to another person, and ‘jeggings’ are tight leggings meant to look like jeans. ‘Woot’ is a commonly used term to express excitement. ‘Mankini’ was also added. This is a very revealing male bathing suit similar to what was worn by Sacha Baron Cohen in the movie Borat.

Say what you will about adding these terms to the respected dictionary, but they’re commonly used terms and including them will make the dictionary more helpful to its users unsure of one of these words’ meanings. These terms are commonly found on internet forums and message boards, as well as on Usenet, where many users rely on terms such as these to communicate their ideas and points of view.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first edition of the dictionary, released in 1911 and compiled by Henry and George Fowler. Angus Stevenson of the Oxford University Press noted that they were interested “in setting out new meanings for words. Some of the subjects now as well as then are new technology and slang.”

So it is only fitting that the dictionary continues to adapt to the new slang and new words used in our everyday lives.