…to Usenet (aka Google Groups.)
Usenet has had a remarkable 30-year run. Note: Usenet is not a listserv or LISTSERV®. Usenet is Usenet. Period. It is what you have been using for a decade. For some of us it’s been over three decades.
In 2001 Google acquired DejaNews, a Usenet service, to create Google Groups. It is still Usenet, but with a Google interface. It’s been a nice experience, but it is simply time to move on.
The successor is, ta-da, Google Plus (G+). You are urged to sign-up today.
These Usenet communities and some others will be consolidated into the Colabria Leadership Networks G+ community. You need to be in G+ to join.
The Network Singularity Google Groups will be retired soon. Their content is carried and searchable in Usenet in perpetuity, of course. Usenet will probably be around forever too.
Remember, lurkers and all, now and more in the future:
anonymity = irrelevance
Welcome to the Network Age of Identity.
“Within search results, information tied to verified online profiles will be ranked higher than content without such verification.”
– Eric Schmidt,
Executive Chairman of Google,
5 February 2013.
Join G+ and Colabria and prosper.