The History of Usenet

The Usenet was created before the Internet in 1979 by 3 American students and is the oldest civil and global network in the world.

It serves the exchange of postings and Binarys (file appendages). Comparable to this is the World Wide Web. The Usenet is a worldwide platform for technical discussion forums of all kinds. In these newsgroups, anyone can participate in addition one uses usually a newsreader. The word Usenet comes from the Unix area and means Unix Use Network (network for the users of Unix). There are newsgroups with binaries and pure text groups, these are usually structured hierarchically with the help of a modern newsreader, but the download of content is enormously simplified.

Great benefits of Usenet

  1. Decentralized storage of postings and binary attachments on thousands of new servers, within 24 hours the servers are mirrored or syncronized worldwide, ie even if one server fails, the information is not lost directly but stays on other servers as long as the retention time of the server provider allows it to expire this time it is automatically deleted or overwritten.
  2. The topics in the newsgroups are incredibly diverse, 9,000 terabytes of data, and the numbers are rising.
  3. Censorship free opinion and data exchange.
  4. The enormous speed and the high number of participants.
  5. Always up-to-date content from anime, film and music, mobile apps, consoles / PC games, PC programs to eBooks and magazines.
  6. Do you have scientific questions that need to be answered or are you interested in technical topics then select the appropriate newsgroup and read or discuss about the numerous contributions.

The easy entry into the Usenet

A step by step guide for the people who want to make their first attempts into the world of Usenet:

The Usenet and its strange hieroglyphs

An overview of the most common emoticons and acronyms as well as hints on emotion tags, pseudo-tags, technical terms, jargons and other basics in Usenet:

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