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+ - Any concerted effort to revive Usenet? 4

Submitted by taxman_10m
taxman_10m (41083) writes "I've felt for a long time that Usenet as a repository for technical knowledge was better than Stack Exchanges, Reddits, Google+ Communities and various assorted blogs and message boards. Particularly Google+ Communities. Recently info on modifying an Acer Chromebook to run full Ubuntu was moved to such a community. I can't be the only one that finds the layout to be an utter abortion, can I? I'm curious if there is any effort underway to bring back Usenet. One of the big downfalls of Usenet mentioned is spam, but certainly there are ways to deal with that now. If such a movement to bring back Usenet doesn't exist, I'd like to get the discussion started here."
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Any concerted effort to revive Usenet?

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  • The only ones with the fiscal motivation are the commercial usenet hosts like Giganews. They seem more interested in piracy-adjacent extensions of their business (VPN, Drop-box clone) than in non-piracy related efforts. Probably because they can charge more money up front for a VPN but building a polished usenet web gateway has a long-term return on investment.

    I with they would do it though because their archives are essentially permanent, even if we lose one or two usenet companies there are others out

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