It's Time To Say Goodbye...

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John Maloney

Feb 12, 2013, 11:25:54 AM2/12/13

…to Usenet (aka Google Groups.)


Usenet has had a remarkable 30-year run. Note: Usenet is not a listserv or LISTSERV®. Usenet is Usenet. Period. It is what you have been using here for a decade. For some of us here it’s been three decades. 


In 2001 Google acquired DejaNews, a Usenet service, to create Google Groups.  It is still Usenet, but with a Google interface. It’s been a nice experience, but it is simply time to move on.


The successor is Google Plus (G+). You are urged to sign-up today.


These Usenet communities and some others will be consolidated into the Colabria Leadership Networks G+ community. You need to be in G+ to join.


These groups will be retired soon. Their content is carried and searchable in Usenet in perpetuity, of course.


Remember, lurkers and all, now and more in the future, anonymity = irrelevance.


“Within search results, information tied to verified online profiles
will be ranked higher than content without such verification.”


- Eric Schmidt,

Executive Chairman of Google,

5 February 2013.


Welcome to the Network Age of Idenity.


Join and prosper.




John Maloney

Feb 12, 2013, 2:04:56 PM2/12/13



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