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Date: 01/31/05 01:44 PM

9 Responses to 20 Year Usenet Timeline

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    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    January 31, 2005 at 1:41 pm
    Link: 20 Year Usenet Timeline - Google`s timeline on the history of Usenet

    Pretty cool!

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    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    January 31, 2005 at 1:47 pm
    This one cracks me up - the first mention of emoticons...

    "Because you can`t see the person who is sending you elec­tronic mail you are sometimes uncertain whether they are seriou­s or joking. Recently, Scott Fahlman at CMU devised a scheme­ for annotating one`s messages to overcome this problem. If ­you turn your head sideways to look at the three characters : - ) t­hey look sort of like a smiling face. Thus, if someone sends you­ a message that says "Have you stopped beating your wife? : - ­)" you know they are joking. If they say "I need to talk to yo­u : - (", be prepared for trouble."

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    JLiu Female 30-39
    863 posts
    January 31, 2005 at 5:06 pm
    Sometimes I fell really old. And THAT is not helping. Pretty interesting.
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    January 31, 2005 at 8:57 pm
    haha. i like that emoticon thing.
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    cpux Male 18-29
    115 posts
    January 31, 2005 at 11:00 pm
    I was sooooo born 15 years too late. :-(
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    jujubees Male 18-29
    197 posts
    January 31, 2005 at 11:52 pm
    haha.... a history lesson... you REALLY have to be bored for this one
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    Nneri Female 13-17
    992 posts
    February 1, 2005 at 12:57 am
    This was actually pretty interesting...
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    Wildcat07070 Female 13-17
    2035 posts
    February 1, 2005 at 7:48 pm
    Cool!
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    Intrsrting Male 70 & Over
    77 posts
    February 7, 2005 at 5:36 pm
    Eh. It`s OK.

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