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    Usenet is officially dead ...

    I just read Duke University, which is where Usenet started, has shut down their Usenet servers after over 30 years of operation, and Microsoft is doing the same.

    I've been an avid fan of Usenet for years, and I love the NNTP protocol and really wish more forums supported it so users could use a common NNTP reader to access all their forums.

    What do you guys think killed Usenet? Personally I think allowing binaries was the biggest factor because there's LOTS of nasty stuff floating around Usenet. Also Spam is another factor.

    I think instead of shutting down Usenet it needs to be reinvented or at least rebooted with a clean slate. Many of the Usenet groups are monitored and maintained to keep the content clean, and if more forums were moved to Usenet (or an equivalent NNTP service) and maintained it would eliminate much of the blahness on the current Usenet network. I can't help but think back to the BBS echos and how each leg of the network was responsible for those who posted to it, and if you had a turd it wasn't hard to track down which server they posted from.

    Anyway, I hate seeing Usenet fade away into the history books like Gopher, WAIS, and so many other protocols of days past, but I honestly can see why many to most are dropping it given the state of Usenet today.

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    Re: Usenet is officially dead ...

    Social networking killed usenet. I hate social networking sites such as myspace and facebook. They will be the cause of the demise of the human race.
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    Re: Usenet is officially dead ...

    Quote Originally Posted by dragos240 View Post
    They will be the cause of the demise of the human race.
    I think that's going a bit far.
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    Re: Usenet is officially dead ...

    Quote Originally Posted by RiceMonster View Post
    I think that's going a bit far.
    Think about it, more and more people are using social networking websites everyday. If they all shut down permanently in about 20 years, the world as we know it will struggle to stay afloat, we are too dependent on it. I believe that a shutdown of social networking sites will also cause a higher suicide rate than that of today.
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    Re: Usenet is officially dead ...

    Quote Originally Posted by RiceMonster View Post
    I think that's going a bit far.
    I don't.

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    Re: Usenet is officially dead ...

    Quote Originally Posted by dragos240 View Post
    Think about it, more and more people are using social networking websites everyday. If they all shut down permanently in about 20 years, the world as we know it will struggle to stay afloat, we are too dependent on it. I believe that a shutdown of social networking sites will also cause a higher suicide rate than that of today.
    That's an overexaduration. The world isn't economically dependant upon social networking at all. People at facebook would be out of a job, but the world would go on. Anyone who would end their own life because Facebook was shut down obviously has deeper issues than being dependant on Facebook.
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    Re: Usenet is officially dead ...

    Quote Originally Posted by dragos240 View Post
    I believe that a shutdown of social networking sites will also cause a higher suicide rate than that of today.
    I think that if people were on computers less, the suicide rate would show a decline! Some people might have to go outside, socialise and meet actual people. Hell, they might end up more rounded.

    As for social networking sites closing down, it wouldn't have much impact, not really; people might go out more, spend more, create jobs.

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    Re: Usenet is officially dead ...

    The wold is not economically dependent on social networking sites, but the people are. In about 20 years time, social networking sites will cause more and more dependencies to itself. Some people have problems, the internet is a way out sometimes. It's scary really.
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    Re: Usenet is officially dead ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Grenage View Post
    I think that if people were on computers less, the suicide rate would show a decline! Some people might have to go outside, socialise and meet actual people. Hell, they might end up more rounded.

    As for social networking sites closing down, it wouldn't have much impact, not really; people might go out more, spend more, create jobs.
    Long term, yes. Short term no. Eventually we'll get used to not having facebook and such, but not instantly.
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    Re: Usenet is officially dead ...

    Quote Originally Posted by dragos240 View Post
    Think about it, more and more people are using social networking websites everyday. If they all shut down permanently in about 20 years, the world as we know it will struggle to stay afloat, we are too dependent on it. I believe that a shutdown of social networking sites will also cause a higher suicide rate than that of today.
    And yet you are participating on a social forum now.Hmm.
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