Usenets have no centralized server or dedicated administrator, setting them apart from most BBSs and forums.Usenets are mostly responsible for the development of newsreader clients, which are the precursor to RSS feed readers so commonly used to follow blogs and news sites today. Groups use many of the conventions established by the original usenet systems. Originally these were primarily hosted on personal computers and users had to dial in through the host computer’s modem.
In this article, we’ll review the history and evolution of social media from its humble beginnings to the present day.
AOL started as an online service too and made great strides at making the Internet more universally accessible in the U. IRC (Internet Relay Chat) was developed in 1988 and used for file sharing, link sharing and otherwise keeping in touch.
It was really the father of instant messaging as we know it today.
While the site is no longer functional, at one time it was actually quite popular and had around a million members at its peak.
In 2000 it was purchased for 5 million and in 2001 it was shut down.