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What is Usenet and How Does it Work?

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Have you heard of Usenet? Maybe your father once mentioned something about his Usenet account in college. If you are unaware of what Usenet is, don’t worry. You are about to find out.

Usenet was initially an idea hatched by 2 Duke University students in 1979. It was soon available on college campuses around the world. Access was eventually granted to early internet service providers who gave free access to their subscribers.

The concept was very simple. It was a computer network system of users who communicated with each other. It became very popular among the tech crowd and college students who used it to discuss current issues or “news”.

Sound familiar?

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