OT: The future of USENET?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Wed Mar 27 10:52:29 UTC 2013

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.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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