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USENET Part 2: Spambots, Scientology Wars, and the Internet’s First Deity

Would you like some more USENET lore?  OK, let’s talk about Menudo (note the capital letter) green card lawyers kooks and spambots war with Scientology Joel Furr T-shirts eternal September how Google ruined the party …and the Internet’s first deity.  And that’s just the first 30 years. Last time we talked about a newsgroup.  What if […]

USENET Part 1: Wasn’t USENET Part of AOL or Something Back in the Dial-Up Days?

Tags: , , , Date/Time: April 25, 2022 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

In this article we begin a series on USENET, a “worldwide distributed discussion system available on computers,” as Wikipedia puts it.  USENET was begun in 1980 and has changed dramatically over its lifetime.  We’ll explain what USENET is and how you can use it.  We’ll also talk with Frugal Usenet, one of our community advertisers.  […]