Thursday, January 25, 2007

Usenet Update

Online discussion forums date from the Internet's early days, and many people consider them passe in the Web 2.0 era of blogs, wikis, and social networks. But Google has no plan to put its Groups service out to pasture.

On the contrary, Google today unveiled an updated version of Groups. The discussion forum now sports a redesigned interface and new features such as the ability to create and edit Web pages and to upload and share files. According to Andrew Zaeske, Groups' engineering manager, this is just the beginning of the service's makeover.

via PC World

I love Usenet and credit Usenet for almost all my early online learning. The feeling of community was strong and participants included many an expert. I am sorry that so many computer users today do not even know about the other half of the world wide web.

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