Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Usenet, Circa 2004

Hop in your Delorean, set the clock to 2004, charge up the flux capacitor, and zip back in time. The usenet world has changed dramatically in the last 5 years. Here’s a quick rundown of how much the usenet industry has evolved in the last 5 years. In 2004 the industry standard for retention was…Continue reading →

Interesting Newsgroup of the Day

Follow us on Twitter (@newsgroupdirect) to see our Interesting Newsgroup of the Day. Every day we will choose an interesting text discussion group and bring it to the world’s attention. There are so many wonderful conversations going on that we feel it is our duty to help spread the word.

Friday Twitter Giveaway

Hold on to your hats kids… NewsgroupDirect is going to give away a free unlimited usenet account today. All you have to do to enter is tag a tweet with the hashtag #newsgroupdirect. You can enter multiple times, so every time you tweet the hashtag #newsgroupdirect you will be entered in the drawing. The contest…Continue reading →

Follow Us on Twitter!

If you aren’t following us on Twitter at @newsgroupdirect, then what are you waiting for? We use our Twitter account for everything from announcing blog articles to customer support. Or you can just hit us up and start a conversation, we love talking with our users.

Usenet Guide for Mac Users

We’ve just launched a new feature on our website, our Usenet Guide for Mac Users. This guide gives Mac users everything they need to know to get started with usenet. Be sure to check it out and let us know if you have any other tips to add to it.

Usenet Users Sharing Historical Song Statistics

Wired Blogs has an interesting article out about how usenet users are sharing a spreadsheet file called “The Whitburn Spreadsheets“. These spreadsheets contain historical data about songs all the way back to 1890. It’s worth a read to see how the structures and lengths of individual songs have changed over the decades.