September Usenet News and Usenet Giants
Its well past September now but here are some recent Usenet related stories.
http://www.pcmech.com/ Pcmech points out that Usenet can be useful for Linux support questions and Usenet is in fact the largest unmoderated discussion group in the whole world. Another note, if you have a particular rare health problem and want support Usenet is the place to go.
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/— new Usenet newsreader released. Mozilla Sea MonkeyÂ -web browser but also an email client, IRC client, instant messenger, newsgroup client and HTML editor in the application. The newsgroup client isn’t as full featured as Newsleecher or Newsbin but the price(free) is right.
http://trog.qgl.org/ — Points out that Giganews accelerator needs work but is also pretty neat.Â WeÂ like Giganews accelerator here especially as you can save a few dollars and not have to pay for the additional SSL when you use it.
http://www.crunchgear.com/ — Crunchgear, an excellent blog, writes about how to use RSS and Usenet together.
http://www.techcrunch.com/-Â If you have wondered about the connection betweenÂ IMDB and usenet. Well, techcrunch explains IMDb was born on October 17, 1990 as a series of Unix shell scripts to let users search the Usenet group, rec.arts.movies. It wasn™t called IMDb yet (that came four years later), but it was the beginning of being able to search for movie information on the Internet.
http://www.linkedin.com/-Â Giganews is hiring. Why not work for a fast growing company if your interestedÂ in Internet marketing and Usenet combined ?
http://torrentfreak.com/— reports that blogger Aldor Nini (who also works for anti-piracy solutions company Easycom) wrote an independent article that was published on BuildBlog.de and is now being sued by Usenext.
http://www.pcworld.com/writes that Something extraordinary is happening to the Internet. According to one of the largest analyses of traffic yet undertaken, what the world calls “the Internet” is rapidly turni ng into an entity that exists inside and between a tiny number of hosting superpowers. Who are these Internet Giants ?Â Giganews and Highwinds are on the list.
http://www.wired.com/reports that its only takes Google one day of programming but 1 year of time in delaying to fix their usenet software. Google had bought dejanews several years ago which provided access to Usenet. Nice Job Google!