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Date:      Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:45:55 +0100
From:      "C. P. Ghost" <cpghost@cordula.ws>
To:        Matthias Apitz <guru@unixarea.de>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: OT: The future of USENET?
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On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:49 AM, Matthias Apitz <guru@unixarea.de> wrote:

>
> Hello,
>
> This is a bit OT, but maybe some of you FreeBSD folks are as well
> affected like me and/or have any answer or comments...
>
> In the past I've used a lot the so called newsgroups, even running my own
> inn
> news server for our company and nn as the newsreader. I liked to post
> there technical (and other) questions and answers, or I've google'ed for
> solutions.
>
> Nowadays there is a big silence :-(
> Where have all the people gone? Is USENET coming to its end?
>

Well, the public Usenet forums are dwindling, but still there, and
some of them are still quite active. Usenet is also still doing well in
closed communities which can afford to run a newsserver (e.g. some
Universities). I wouldn't write off Usenet yet; neither as a technology
nor as a real network.

-cpghost.


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