20 Year Usenet Timeline

Submitted by: KikiPeepers 12 years ago in Tech
http://www.google.com/googlegroups/archive_announce_20.html

Google"s timeline on the history of Usenet
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Male 77
Eh. It`s OK.
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Female 2,035
Cool!
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Female 992
This was actually pretty interesting...
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Male 197
haha.... a history lesson... you REALLY have to be bored for this one
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Male 115
I was sooooo born 15 years too late. :-(
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Male 3,060
haha. i like that emoticon thing.
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Female 863
Sometimes I fell really old. And THAT is not helping. Pretty interesting.
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Female 2,244
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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Female 2,244
Link: 20 Year Usenet Timeline [Rate Link] - Google`s timeline on the history of Usenet

Pretty cool!

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