We'll be honest: it's no secret that Usenet is not quite the juggernaut it once was. That's fair, considering it emerged nearly four decades ago as early competition to what eventually became the Internet as we know it today.

For those who require some background, Usenet was started back in 1979 as a network of Unix servers created by a small group of college students looking to connect their computers together. Over the years, Usenet continued to grow alongside the Internet, becoming a huge non-centralized network of file-sharing and active newsgroups. Its rise to prominence would reach its peak in 1993 during the "September That Never Ended" — the Usenet slang for the period when AOL began offering Usenet to its millions of less-than-tech-savvy users. Things... sort of went down hill from there.

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