The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 January 2005

news.aol.quits

America Online has announced the discontinuance of its Usenet news servers, citing low usage.

AOL users will presumably still be able to access Usenet newsgroups through Google, or by signing on with an independent news server at their own expense.

There is no indication that AOL's decision was at all related to AOL users' legendary netiquette, or more precisely, the lack thereof. (Then again, in twelve years of newsgroup usage, I've seen lots of lusers who weren't on AOL.)

Posted at 9:50 AM to PEBKAC


I guess newsgroups won't be one of the great services AOL gives away free.*

* - with $23.95 monthly subscription fee

Posted by: Dan at 10:36 PM on 25 January 2005