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Date:      Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:52:34 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Matthias Apitz <guru@unixarea.de>
Subject:   Re: OT: The future of USENET?
Message-ID:  <20130327115234.1ff721ae.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <20130327094925.GA2867@tinyCurrent>
References:  <20130327094925.GA2867@tinyCurrent>

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On Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:49:25 +0100, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> Where have all the people gone?

They're using wibbly wobbly web wonder services, unless
they've been placed in a retirement castle. :-)



> Is USENET coming to its end?

I think it's just changing audiences. A common means of
USENET today seems to be binary groups for sharing warez.
There are few newsgroups considered "old-fashioned",
"greybeard" and "elitist" grounds. The common means of
communication probably has moved to other services,
generic ones such as mailing lists, and more "service-
oriented" ones like the many web-based platforms.



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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