Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis conceived the idea in , and it was established in Usenet resembles a bulletin board system BBS in many respects and is the precursor to Internet forums that are widely used today. Discussions are threaded , as with web forums and BBSs, though posts are stored on the server sequentially. The name comes from the term "users network". A major difference between a BBS or web forum and Usenet is the absence of a central server and dedicated administrator. Individual users may read messages from and post messages to a local server, which may be operated by anyone. Usenet is culturally and historically significant in the networked world, having given rise to, or popularized, many widely recognized concepts and terms such as " FAQ ", " flame ", Sockpuppet , and " spam ". Usenet was conceived in and publicly established in , at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University ,   over a decade before the World Wide Web went online and thus before the general public received access to the Internet , making it one of the oldest computer network communications systems still in widespread use. The articles that users post to Usenet are organized into topical categories known as newsgroups , which are themselves logically organized into hierarchies of subjects. For instance, sci.
Built for speed, works everywhere
Old usenet-head here on it regularly from , first met it First problem: there's no identity authentication mechanism in NNTP. So spam is a problem, forged moderation headers are a problem, general abuse is a problem. A modern syndicated forum system with OAuth or some successor model would be a lot easier to ride herd on.
What users say
For everyone else - Usenet is the original social network that predates web forums, blogs, Twitter, and even web in some cases. The discussion is still very much alive in some bigger groups. However, the main reason why Usenet is still alive in this day and age is file sharing.
Stable version: Unlike downloads from www or ftp the download from usenet requires quite a lot of computation work. NZBGet is optimized for performance and uses very little memory at the same time.