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Some thoughts on Social Networking and Usenet

From Prosthetic Conscience:

A little while ago, I wrote a thread on glitch.social about ephemerality of posting on social media as compared to Usenet. It got a little bit of traction, and one person asked if I could post more about Usenet clients. I haven’t gotten to it until today, and I thought I would post on my blog instead of on glitch. The original thread wasn’t really about Usenet clients; it was mainly about how posts on Usenet expired, which is contrary to people’s current expectations about social media, but actually worked very well. You can read the thread at the link above and then come back. I expect this article to still be here, though you never know.

More at https://jfm.carcosa.net/blog/computing/usenet/