What is the usenet of today?
@cblgh I checked what's happening on usenet nowadays and it seems pretty much dead. I think it died because people no longer have free servers and decent software to connect to it.
I mean, I used it in the 90s, probably up to early 2000s, but then moved to web forums... so I am the part of the problem.
I was aware of scuttlebutt, but thought it was something similar to mastodon. Will need to investigate it :)
@FredBednarski i'd say ssb is a lot more in line with old-school forums or usenet than the twitter/mastodon-style of communication :)
@cblgh I love the fact that it has its own client and protocol, so you can just download bunch of messages at once.
So far it seems like you follow people instead of topics/communities - which is what I am after. This was the big pull for me towards usenet - just geek out about a topic with other people who are into it.
Will keep digging, as it looks promising. Maybe there are topic focused hubs, or some other ways of interacting with the network.
@zens Yeah, it sadly you're right. Even after checking more about scuttlebutt, it's more about following people vs subscribing to topics/interests.
Wish there was a scuttlebutt for topics. For time being, I will cling to the few forums that are still around :P
@FredBednarski right after i replied to you i saw this:
lots of people feeling that pain today
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