…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.