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Newsgroups Average Feed Size

By Newsgroup Usenet January 28th, 2009

As Usenet celebrates its 30th Anniversary, we at Newsdemon.com are proud to be part of the growth of its community. Over the last 30 years, Usenet has been part of significant achievements in fields such as science, academics and so much more.

Usenet is one of the oldest communication systems still being used today. The popularity of Usenet as well, is only on the rise, giving strength to the integrity and foundation of Usenet.

Over the last 8 years in particular, we’ve seen growth in both membership as well as participation.

Average Feed Size

Between the years of 2000 and 2008, Usenet has increased leaps and bounds, once again demonstrating how Usenet is easily adaptable to changes in technology.

In 1979, Usenet was born from an idea to share information through the Unix operating system. After picking up steam through the 1980’s, it encompassed more than 11,000 computer networks by 1988. It was not long before Usenet users found more to talk about than Unix and as the community grew, so did the variety of subjects that Newsgroups began to cater to.

Nowadays, newsgroups are in the thousands, and represented in our chart, the sharing of information is more relative than it was in its inception, dictating the strength and longevity that Usenet represents. At 30 years young, it becomes apparent that Usenet will only continue to be a grand resource for communities to share information.