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Newsgroups Spotlight: Sports on Usenet Newsgroups

By Newsgroup Usenet February 25th, 2009

For as long as Usenet has existed, it has catered to the interests of its community. It’s no wonder then that so many sports related newsgroups exist. Everything from basketball to Japanese bowling have been and continue to be available on newsgroups.

Today, we’re taking a look at some of these sports groups and the specific sports activity and/or region they cater to. Some of these groups are more active than others, some are up to the minute. All and all, for full coverage of practically any sport, Usenet has got it covered.

BasketBall

alt.sports.basketball.big8

alt.sports.basketball.big8.kansas

alt.sports.basketball.college

alt.sports.basketball.college.big-5

alt.sports.basketball.college.fsu-seminoles

alt.sports.basketball.college.men.ucla-bruins

alt.sports.basketball.ivy

alt.sports.basketball.ivy.columbia

alt.sports.basketball.ivy.penn

alt.sports.basketball.mn-wolves

tw.bbs.sports.basket

tw.bbs.sports.basketbal

tw.bbs.sports.basketball

tw.bbs.sports.basketball.nba

zipnews.sports.basketball.d

zipnews.sports.basketball.nba.team.sacramento.kings

alt.sports.basketball.nba

alt.sports.basketball.nba.atlanta-hawks

alt.sports.basketball.nba.boston-celtics

alt.sports.basketball.nba.char-hornets

alt.sports.basketball.nba.chicago-bulls

alt.sports.basketball.nba.clev-cavaliers

alt.sports.basketball.nba.dallas-mavs

alt.sports.basketball.nba.denver-nuggets

alt.sports.basketball.nba.det-pistons

alt.sports.basketball.nba.gs-warriors

alt.sports.basketball.nba.hou-rockets

alt.sports.basketball.nba.ind-pacers

alt.sports.basketball.nba.la-clippers

alt.sports.basketball.nba.la-lakers

alt.sports.basketball.nba.miami-heat

alt.sports.basketball.nba.mil-bucks

alt.sports.basketball.nba.mn-wolves

alt.sports.basketball.nba.nj-nets

alt.sports.basketball.nba.ny-knicks

alt.sports.basketball.nba.orland-magic

alt.sports.basketball.nba.orlando-magic

alt.sports.basketball.nba.phila-76ers

alt.sports.basketball.nba.phila-ers

alt.sports.basketball.nba.phx-suns

alt.sports.basketball.nba.port-blazers

alt.sports.basketball.nba.sa-spurs

alt.sports.basketball.nba.sac-kings

alt.sports.basketball.nba.seattle-sonics

alt.sports.basketball.nba.tor-raptors

alt.sports.basketball.nba.utah-jazz

alt.sports.basketball.nba.vanc-grizzlies

alt.sports.basketball.nba.wash-bullets

alt.sports.basketball.nba.wash-wizards

alt.sports.basketball.nbs.la-lakers

alt.sports.basketball.pro

alt.sports.basketball.pro.ny-knicks

alt.sports.basketball.pro.nyknicks

alt.sports.basketball.sec

alt.sports.basketball.sec.arkansas

alt.sports.basketball.sec.florida

alt.sports.basketball.wash-bullets

Football

zipnews.sports.football.d

alt.sports.football

alt.sports.football.arena

alt.sports.football.cfl.bc-lions

alt.sports.football.cfl.ham-tiger-cats

alt.sports.football.cfl.mtl-alouettes

alt.sports.football.college

alt.sports.football.college.fla-gators

alt.sports.football.college.fsu-seminoles

alt.sports.football.fantasy

alt.sports.football.mn-vikings

alt.sports.football.nfl

alt.sports.football.nfl.chicago-bears

alt.sports.football.oak-raiders

alt.sports.football.pro

alt.sports.football.pro.ariz-cardinals

alt.sports.football.pro.atl-falcons

alt.sports.football.pro.balt

alt.sports.football.pro.balt.ravens

alt.sports.football.pro.baltimore

alt.sports.football.pro.buffalo-bills

alt.sports.football.pro.car-panthers

alt.sports.football.pro.chi-bears

alt.sports.football.pro.chicago-bears

alt.sports.football.pro.cinci-bengals

alt.sports.football.pro.cleve-browns

alt.sports.football.pro.dallas-cowboys

alt.sports.football.pro.denver-broncos

alt.sports.football.pro.detriot-lions

alt.sports.football.pro.detroit-lions

alt.sports.football.pro.gb-packers

alt.sports.football.pro.gb.packers

alt.sports.football.pro.houston-oilers

alt.sports.football.pro.houston-texan

alt.sports.football.pro.houston-texans

alt.sports.football.pro.indy-colts

alt.sports.football.pro.jville-jaguars

alt.sports.football.pro.kc-chiefs

alt.sports.football.pro.la-raiders

alt.sports.football.pro.la-rams

alt.sports.football.pro.miami-dolphins

alt.sports.football.pro.mn-vikings

alt.sports.football.pro.ne-patriots

alt.sports.football.pro.no-saints

alt.sports.football.pro.ny-giants

alt.sports.football.pro.ny-jet

alt.sports.football.pro.ny-jets

alt.sports.football.pro.oak-raiders

alt.sports.football.pro.phila-eagles

alt.sports.football.pro.phoe-cardinals

alt.sports.football.pro.pitt-steelers

alt.sports.football.pro.ravens

alt.sports.football.pro.sd-chargers

alt.sports.football.pro.sea-seahawks

alt.sports.football.pro.sf-49ers

alt.sports.football.pro.stl-rams

alt.sports.football.pro.tampabay-bucs

alt.sports.football.pro.tennessee

alt.sports.football.pro.tennessee-oilers

alt.sports.football.pro.wash-redskins

alt.sports.football.uk.darlington-fc

alt.sports.football.usfl

Soccer

alt.sports.soccer

alt.sports.soccer.aberdeen

alt.sports.soccer.ajax

alt.sports.soccer.celtic

alt.sports.soccer.chelseafc

alt.sports.soccer.coventry-city

alt.sports.soccer.crystal-palace

alt.sports.soccer.derby.county

alt.sports.soccer.equipe-de-france

alt.sports.soccer.eu

alt.sports.soccer.euronet.tournament

alt.sports.soccer.european

alt.sports.soccer.european.uk

alt.sports.soccer.european.uk.league.division1-2-3

alt.sports.soccer.european.uk.no-scots

alt.sports.soccer.european.uk.premiership

alt.sports.soccer.european.uk.swansea

alt.sports.soccer.everton

alt.sports.soccer.fc-twent

alt.sports.soccer.hearts

alt.sports.soccer.liverpool

alt.sports.soccer.manchester.united

alt.sports.soccer.marseille

alt.sports.soccer.middlesbrough

alt.sports.soccer.mls

alt.sports.soccer.non-league

alt.sports.soccer.nottingham-forest

alt.sports.soccer.paris-sg

alt.sports.soccer.portsmouth.footbll.club

alt.sports.soccer.results

alt.sports.soccer.sunderland

alt.sports.soccer.toon-army

alt.sports.soccer.usa

alt.sports.soccer.worldcup.england

alt.sports.soccer.worldcup2002

alt.sports.soccer.worldcup98

Hockey

zipnews.sports.hockey.d

alt.sports.hockey

alt.sports.hockey.ahl

alt.sports.hockey.cohl

alt.sports.hockey.echl

alt.sports.hockey.fantasy

alt.sports.hockey.ihl

alt.sports.hockey.ihl.manitoba-moose

alt.sports.hockey.junior

alt.sports.hockey.nhl

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.ana-mighty-ducks

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.anaheim-mightyducks

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.atl-thrashers

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.boston-bruins

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.buffalo-sabers

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.buffalo-sabres

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.car-hurricanes

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.chat

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.chi-blackhawks

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.clgry-flames

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.co

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.col-ava

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.col-avalanche

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.columbus-blue-jackets

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.columbus-bluejackets

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.dallas-stars

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.dallas-start

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.det-redwings

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.edm-oilers

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.fla-panthers

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.hford-whalers

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.la-kings

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.mn-wild

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.mtl-canadiens

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.nash-predators

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.nash.predators

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.nash.thunder

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.nj-devils

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.ny-islanders

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.ny-rangers

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.ott-senators

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.phila-flyers

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.phx-coyotes

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.pit-penguins

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.pitt-penguins

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.que-nordiqes

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.que-nordiques

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.sj-sharks

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.stl-blues

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.tb-lightning

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.tor-mapleleafs

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.vanc-canucks

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.wash-capitals

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.winni

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.winni.peg-jets

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.winnipeg

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.winnipeg-jets

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.winnipeg.jets

alt.sports.hockey.rhi

alt.sports.hockey.uhf

alt.sports.hockey.vhf

alt.sports.hockey.whl

Baseball

tw.bbs.sports.baseba

tw.bbs.sports.basebal

tw.bbs.sports.baseball

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.bears

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.d

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.dragons

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.eagles

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.elephants

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.lions

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.mlb

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.npb

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.tigers

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.whales

zipnews.sports.baseball.d

japan.sports.baseball

japan.sports.baseball.baystars

japan.sports.baseball.bluewave

japan.sports.baseball.buffaloes

japan.sports.baseball.carp

japan.sports.baseball.dragons

japan.sports.baseball.eagles

japan.sports.baseball.fighters

japan.sports.baseball.giants

japan.sports.baseball.hawks

japan.sports.baseball.lions

japan.sports.baseball.marines

japan.sports.baseball.tigers

alt.sports.baseball

alt.sports.baseball.arizona-diamondbacks

alt.sports.baseball.atlanta-b

alt.sports.baseball.atlanta-braves

alt.sports.baseball.az-diamondbacks

alt.sports.baseball.balt-orioles

alt.sports.baseball.bos-redsox

alt.sports.baseball.calif-angels

alt.sports.baseball.card-traders

alt.sports.baseball.chi-whitesox

alt.sports.baseball.chi.whi

alt.sports.baseball.chicago-cubs

alt.sports.baseball.cinci-reds

alt.sports.baseball.cleve-indians

alt.sports.baseball.col-rockies

alt.sports.baseball.college.fsu-seminoles

alt.sports.baseball.detroit-tigers

alt.sports.baseball.fantasy

alt.sports.baseball.fla-marlins

alt.sports.baseball.fla.marlins

alt.sports.baseball.houston-astros

alt.sports.baseball.kc-royals

alt.sports.baseball.la-dodgers

alt.sports.baseball.mabl

alt.sports.baseball.memor

alt.sports.baseball.memorabilia

alt.sports.baseball.minor-leagues

alt.sports.baseball.mke-brewers

alt.sports.baseball.mke.brewers

alt.sports.baseball.mn-twins

alt.sports.baseball.montreal-expos

Misc

tw.bbs.sports.fishing

tw.bbs.sports.inlineskate

tw.bbs.sports.kongfu

tw.bbs.sports.mount

tw.bbs.sports.mountai

tw.bbs.sports.mountain

tw.bbs.sports.mountain.diversity

tw.bbs.sports.pro-wrestling

tw.bbs.sports.soccer

tw.bbs.sports.spor

tw.bbs.sports.sport

tw.bbs.sports.swimming

tw.bbs.sports.ta

tw.bbs.sports.table-tennis

tw.bbs.sports.tennis

tw.bbs.sports.volleyball

theriver.sports

tnn.sports

tnn.sports.surfing

tnn.sports.tennis

tnn.sports.triathlon

japan.sports.bicycles

japan.sports.bowling

japan.sports.football.american

japan.sports.football.association

japan.sports.golf

japan.sports.inline-skate

japan.sports.joba

japan.sports.marine

japan.sports.prowrestling

japan.sports.scubadiving

japan.sports.ski

japan.sports.sky

japan.sports.snowboard

japan.tv.channel.sports

uark.sports

ucb.sports

ucd.sports.volleyball.mens

umich.sports

umn.general.sports

usa-today.sports

z-netz.alt.americansports

msn.expedia.mountainsports

msn.expedia.paddlesports

msn.forums.cars.motorsports.dragracing

msn.forums.cars.motorsports.fantasyracing

msn.forums.cars.motorsports.openwheel

msn.forums.cars.motorsports.stockcars

msn.forums.collectibles.sports

msn.forums.collectibles.sports.cards.general

msn.forums.collectibles.sports.memorabilia

msn.forums.friendsofeurope.sports

msn.forums.games.sports

msn.forums.highschool.sports

msn.forums.sports.am.events

msn.forums.sports.am.guestbook

msn.forums.sports.am.soccer

msn.forums.sports.am.soundoff

msn.forums.sports.am.suggestions

msn.forums.sports.amateur

msn.forums.sports.biking

msn.forums.sports.boxing

msn.forums.sports.coach

msn.forums.sports.college

msn.forums.sports.college.general

msn.forums.sports.college.hockey

msn.forums.sports.extreme

msn.forums.sports.general

msn.forums.sports.golf

msn.forums.sports.gymnastics

msn.forums.sports.hiking

msn.forums.sports.hockey

msn.forums.sports.olympics

msn.forums.sports.pro.hockey

msn.forums.sports.pro.suggestions

msn.forums.sports.rec.events

msn.forums.sports.rec.parks

msn.forums.sports.rec.soundoff

msn.forums.sports.rec.water

msn.forums.sports.rec.winter

msn.forums.sports.recreation

msn.forums.sports.skateboarding

msn.forums.sports.soccer

msn.forums.sports.tennis



Newsgroup Spotlight: Usenet and Newsgroup Help

By Newsgroup Usenet February 18th, 2009

Usenet HelpUsing Usenet poses a lot of questions that all may not be answered here or throughout the net. Even with the combination of all of the FAQ’s from every internet website may not answer your specific question. It’s good to know that Usenet hosts their own FAQ’s where there are Newsgroups and communities available that may be able to help.

A variety of Newsgroups exists specifically to assist with any questions that you may have that are not found elsewhere. Everything from New User questions [Questions, new users – news.newusers.questions] to questions about specific Newsgroups [Questions on groups (news.groups.questions)]. These Newsgroups host a community that is willing to assist to the new and current user base of Usenet that may have questions on how to use the service, as well as a meeting ground to introduce and inolve in general discussions.

For New users that wish to announce themselves or news and information have a variety of announce newsgroups. For those looking for more information on administrators of Usenet also have administration related newsgroups. Alongside many more.

Since Usenet is based upon communities, the topics are endless on the types of subjects that can be found through specific newsgroups. Even if you can’t find a newsgroup, it does not mean that it cannot be created. There is a Newsgroup just for instructions and guidance on how to create and configure a Newsgroup as well!

Usenet is a hub of information that understands that not all users may understand how it works and over time, has created dozens of help sections and newsgroups to assist you along the way. Check out our New Users section for more.



Newsgroup Spotlight: Usenet Economy

By Newsgroup Usenet February 11th, 2009

A lot of developing stories recently have been focused on the economy. Many countries throughout the world have been focused on the current trends and forecasts of their own and neighboring  economies.

Discussions on the matter have had a long history on Newsgroups. Usenet has been one of the first to offer online discussions on economic matters and issues since early on from it’s inception, with some economy related newsgroups dating back since 1981.

From investments to business, Usenet has been home to almost everything that relates to the economy.

With active discussions that span the globe, large amounts of users and subscribers have been and continue to be active members of these Newsgroups – offering insight and viewpoints on the latest economic trends. Another advantage is that these newsgroups are sometimes region specific, allowing you information that pertains to the particular subject or reference that you prefer.

With a combination of experts to the inquisitive novice, these newsgroups offer an in-depth source of knowledge that rivals and beats most any current wiki on the matter.

Here are just some of the newsgroups that Usenet has to offer on topics regarding the Economy and Business:

it.economia.borsa.estero

it.economia.borsa.mod

it.economia.borsa.trading-online

it.economia.carte-di-credito

it.economia.e-commerce

it.economia.fisco

it.economia.fondicomuni

it.economia.investire

nalive.news.economy

ncu.bbs.economics

newsguy.world.gov.economic

nsysu.infotimes.economics

nsysu.infotimes.international_economics

ntu.dep.economics

ntu.law.economics

pt.soc.economia

relcom.mn.economics

relis.kd.economy

ru.newark.economics.class.coate

sci.economics

sci.geography.economic

tnn.forum.asia-economy-p

tnn.forum.asia-economy-politics

torfree.fccs.news.economy

tw.bbs.sci.economics

tw.infotimes.economics

tw.infotimes.economics.world

uiuc.org.economics

uk.politics.economics

vol.it.economia

wallonie.economaewsgciete

wallonie.economie_societe

wna.economic-and-finance

xt.soc.economia

zipnews.financial.economy.market.conditions

zipnews.gov.world.economic



Newsdemon.com Offers Free Usenet Access to Genealogy Newsgroups

By Newsgroup Usenet February 11th, 2009

geneblogNewsdemon.com has announced that it will begin to offer free access to genealogy newsgroups. The free access includes all of the most popular and known genealogy newsgroups on Usenet. Those interested do not need to have a Newsdemon.com membership as it is open and available to access free of charge to the public.

Historically, genealogy has been a very important field as family connections between nobility were crucial to the idea of inheritance and the passing down of titles and ruler ship. Genealogy is the study of a family’s lineage and ancestry. Genealogy covers everything from a family tree to when and how people lived almost a century ago. The word genealogy is derived from the Greek, and means the study of family history and descent. Usenet hosts a variety of newsgroups related to the topic of genealogy and extensive research by the newsgroup community has expanded genealogy research since 1995.

Complete details on how to access Genealogy and the groups that are included can be found on the Newsdemon.com Genealogy Newsgroups page.

Newsdemon.com has created this free access in a continuing effort to promote awareness of the values that Usenet has to offer.  By including free access to genealogy, it is the intention to promote awareness and value to the terrific resources the genealogy newsgroups in particular have to offer the online community.



Newsgroup Spotlight: Cell Phones on Usenet

By Newsgroup Usenet February 4th, 2009

It’s undeniable that cell phones are being used less and less nowadays as a phone. Recently, research studies have suggested that cell phones are being relied upon for everything from using your email to downloading and playing favorite tunes and videos. The future of this market seems only to be increasing by the day as phone manufacturers rush to supply the latest and greatest. The iPhone, G1, Blackberry Storm and the new Palm Pre are all examples of these all-in-one devices that are quick to cater to the flood.

A great source for both fans and owners of these devices have been found on newsgroups. From development to the technology in which they’re based, many newsgroups are hosts to dedicated discussions of the different phones and platforms they’re based upon.
As an example, newsgroups such as misc.phone.mobile.iphone hosts general discussions of fans of the iPhone. Users of the recently released Google phone, the G1, have been active on alt.cellular.t-mobile – the only US Carrier suporting the phone. While patiently awaiting fans of the new Palm Pre have been getting leaked details of the new phone on alt.comp.os.palm. Other newsgroups dedicated to the development of the platforms and the phones themselves have been an invaluable resource for developers. The newsgroups have been responsible for creating and maintaining some of the core functions these phones feature.
General chatter on providers, service and technology also are prominent on Usenet. For the US, alt.cellular.attwsand alt.att have been a meeting ground regarding ATT service, while the UK community meets upon groups such as uk.telecom.mobile and tw.bbs.rec.mobilecomm.
Many other newsgroups exist on the subject as well that cater to different phones and providers alonside the other thousands of newsgroups that exist on Usenet today. Many of these newsgroups came into existence even before there products were released, as others will be created as technology and advancements are made.



Newsdemon Provides Free Access to Humor Newsgroup

By Newsgroup Usenet February 3rd, 2009

Newsdemon.com has announced it will begin offering free access to the Usenet newsgroup rec.funny.humor. The newsgroup will have exclusive free access provided by the premium Usenet provider in a continuing effort to grow awareness of the vast variety of topics Usenet represents.

 Usenet has had a long history of building online communities on specific topics. Ranging from science to philosophy, Usenet has been home to communities that catered to practically any subject or matter.

One of the oldest and most popular newsgroup to date has been rec.humor.funny. The newsgroup is a comedy publication that provides daily editor-selected jokes.

Since the early days of Usenet, a moderated joke newsgroup rec.humor.funny has been the longest standing and consistently active newsgroup of its kind. As a response to the un-moderated rec.humor newsgroup, rec.humor.funny lent itself to be the source of comedy. Started by Brad Templeton, rec.humor.funny took the challenge of weeding out duplicates, misdirected messages and comments of other same topic newsgroups and created the premier comedy newsmagazine haven.

 For your entertainment and continuing to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Usenet, Newsdemon.com is now offering free access to the newsgroup.

 You’ll need a newsreader to access the group. Please use the information below to enter the information in your newsreader which you’ll need to access, download and read the newsgroup.

             Server Address: humor.newsdemon.com

Newsgroup Name: rec.humor.funny

Username: funny

Password: free

 Newsdemon.com is proud to offer free access to rec.funny.humor as an example of one of thousands of active and current newsgroups that Newsdemon.com Usenet access provides. We hope you enjoy your access and that it brings upon a smile.



Free Newsdemon.com Usenet Access for Librarians and Researchers

By Newsgroup Usenet February 2nd, 2009

Premium Usenet access provider, Newsdemon.com, now offers free Usenet access to qualifying Librarians and Researchers. Newsdemon.com will begin offering free access to librarians and researchers beginning January 1st. Those interested and qualified can apply here.

Usenet has represented a tremendous value since its inception by creating communities to participate and share information. Usenet, as a tool, has been part of great achievements by the group exchange and process it has fostered.

One of the great elements of the Usenet community has been the involvement of Librarians. Librarians and Researchers have received equal benefits they have provided to and from the Usenet. With prominent interest in English, education, art and book dedicated newsgroups, Librarians with access to Usenet have been able to exchange information easily, freely and openly. Usenet is still the world’s largest community network, with over 100,000 separate discussion groups covering humanities, the sciences, business, politics, computers, and much more.

In order to promote this process of exchange and grow community newsgroups such as rec.arts.books, alt.education, alt.usage.english and similar on-topic Newsgroups that can benefit Libraries and Academia, Newsdemon.com is proud to announce free access to qualified Librarians and Researchers who wish to participate in the Newsgroup communities they wish.

In order to be qualified, you must be a Librarian or Researcher employed at a Library or similar. You can find this form here.

Those who qualify will enjoy the same benefits as other members of Newsdemon.com, including complete uncensored, unfiltered access to thousands of newsgroups with retention well over 180 days on binaries and more than 600 days of text.

Newsdemon.com has added Librarians and Researchers to its list of its growing contribution to help grow the Usenet community further. Newsdemon.com understands that in order for these groups to flourish, it relies on the minds that can provide and offer sought out solutions. Recently, Newsdemon.com has also offered free Usenet access to Professors and Faculty Members of Colleges and Universities. More information can be found here: https://www.newsdemon.com/free_usenet_form.php

If you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to email us at [email protected]



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.



Maybe The First Concept for Usenet and Newsgroups

By Newsgroup Usenet January 24th, 2009

From conception to reality, this video made in 1969 forecasts a pretty accurate vision of what the future of technology would encompass 40 years later.

30 years ago, the vision began to materialize alongside the birth and growth of Usenet today.

Using “Electronic Correspondence Machines”, a community was brought together and allowed the communication that was dreamed about 10 years prior.

Usenet became one of, if not the first, channels for online shopping, monitoring, electronic transfers of documents and records.

This gives us a glimpse of the impact Usenet has participated in to grow yesterdays world of tomorrow, and the intricate part it continues to play in growing current technology for the future.



Newsdemon.com – History of Usenet

By Newsgroup Usenet January 15th, 2009

This year celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Usenet. It was in 1979 that two college grad students created the foundation of what Usenet and Newsgroups have become. In recognition of its anniversary, Newsdemon.com now offers a complete History of Usenet.

Usenet is a worldwide system of discussion groups used by tens of millions of people on the internet today. Think of Usenet Newsgroups as a one-to-many teleconferencing system. The operation of Usenet is most similar to the way that the combination of e-mail AND forums work. Working much like an email/forum, a posted message/article gets posted publicly to a local group. With Usenet access, you can read and post messages (called “articles” or “posts”) at your own convenience. Allowing the user to follow these articles days, weeks and even months from the date it was posted with the ability to respond and read responses from these local groups.

The History of Usenet covers its basic origins, functionality and instructions to access newsgroups via Usenet.

Reflective over the 30 year growth that Usenet has achieved in a constantly evolving dynamic arena is unequaled to any other technology. The scope and reach Usenet has supplied to countless individuals and communities is every day increasing. More than any social network, forum or other community based technology; Usenet has remained unmoving to trends and consistent throughout.

Throughout the course of the existence of Usenet, its newsgroup communities have been responsible for the first mention of a fax machine to the first announcement of the release of the Internet that we know and love today.

The History of Usenet is a look back and a glance forward of one of the oldest – and most relevant – computer network distribution system to date.