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Anecdotes [Google search engine]

L. Roberston
2005 IEEE Annals of the History of Computing  
Usenet users post messages on their local news server, which then passes them along to other news servers that it knows about, which then pass them along to other servers, and so on.  ...  From the late 1980s to the widespread adoption of the Web, Usenet was one of the primary forums for formal and informal interaction.  ...  Courtesy of Dejaview, then Google, the numerous Usenet messages have been preserved.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mahc.2005.33 fatcat:rwqnx3vvvvbdlc4b6zan6vtzny

UsenetDHT: A Low Overhead Usenet Server [chapter]

Emil Sit, Frank Dabek, James Robertson
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Usenet-DHT distributes data using a distributed hash table. The amount of data that must be stored on each node participating in UsenetDHT scales inversely with the number of participating nodes.  ...  UsenetDHT is a system that reduces the storage and bandwidth resources required to run a Usenet server by spreading the burden of data storage across participants.  ...  Tradeoffs The primary drawback of UsenetDHT is a loss of control by individual administrators over what data (articles) are stored on and transit their machines.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30183-7_20 fatcat:ioy2kq3e7nd4fkudy26g7474ia

The Evolution of Usenet: The Poor Man's ARPANET (Chapter 2)

Michael Hauben, Ronda Hauben
1998 First Monday  
He planned to use the network as much as possible to conduct his research.  ...  Daniel also clarifies the different philosophies guiding the development of Usenet as opposed to the ARPANET. Usenet was organized around netnews, where the receiver controls what is received.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v3i7.608 fatcat:wrfntw5nbvesdgjy6l5h6qonyu

Supporting situated actions in high volume conversational data situations

Christopher Lueg
1998 Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '98  
We report here on a situated information filtering system that significantly reduces the burden by supporting the user in acting situated.  ...  The global conferencing system Usenet news offers an amount of articles per day that exceeds human cognitive capabilities by far although the articles are already organized in hierarchically structured  ...  The complete advanced newsreader behavior can be controlled via userdefinable parameters.  ... 
doi:10.1145/274644.274708 dblp:conf/chi/Lueg98 fatcat:l66eoxef4bgpvnr26jq63q6o5q

The internet and the state: Instrument of social control or subversive tecnology?

Chris Atchison, Jim Thomas
2000 Critical Criminology  
conduct and communications.  ...  Even these more trusted citizens are often required by law to register with the state and their on-line conduct and communications may still be monitored by state agents.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf02461044 fatcat:fofegiowmrbyrlztobm5dzlkoe

The WELL and Usenet Alternative Newsgroups: Revisiting the Free Speech Revolution on the Electronic Frontier of the 1980s and 1990s

Julie Momméja
2021 New Horizons in English Studies  
The democratization of personal computers and their increasing role as tools of individual empowerment, starting in the second half of the 1980s, brought along new ways of interpersonal communication on  ...  1985, and of the alt. groups created by John Gilmore (Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder) and Brian Reid in 1987, both in the San Francisco Bay Area, illustrate new territories of free speech on  ...  In an interview conducted in San Francisco in October 2018, Gilmore explained: I did start a branch of the Usenet.  ... 
doi:10.17951/nh.2021.6.205-218 fatcat:ebcw3dras5anjd2ziglhhxwr3a

Diaspora on the Electronic Frontier: Developing Virtual Connections with Sacred Homelands

Christopher Helland
2007 Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication  
By examining the early Usenet system, I argue that the religious beliefs and practices of diaspora religious traditions were a motivating factor for developing Usenet groups where geographically dispersed  ...  This article explores the new forms of religious practices that began to occur on these sites, focusing on the manner in which Internet technology and the World Wide Web were utilized for activities such  ...  The USENET system certainly provided this opportunity; however, it was made more accessible on the Web.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1083-6101.2007.00358.x fatcat:4ejfdy2txzhallo22ozkghqtra

The Freedom of Speech at Risk in Cyberspace: Obscenity Doctrine and a Frightened University's Censorship of Sex on the Internet

Jeffrey E. Faucette
1995 Duke law journal  
Among all the Usenet newsgroups, there is one constant-the continuous rollover of messages as new ones are posted and old ones are deleted.  ...  "Flame wars" can rage out of control on a newsgroup when a particularly disruptive message is posted or when two sides go back and forth on an issue.  ...  CMU's censorship is legal because of the private nature of the institution and the university's authority to control access on its computer system in whatever manner it so chooses.  ... 
doi:10.2307/1372937 fatcat:vjbg7abzvrdmdfxeknb6c4mvli

Page 26 of Florida Bar Journal Vol. 71, Issue 11 [page]

1997 Florida Bar Journal  
their proposed conduct.  ...  Personal jurisdiction should be exer¬ cised with great caution, both in Florida and elsewhere, when one of the “con¬ tacts” with the forum is an Internet website, e-mail, or Usenet transfer.  ... 

Synthetic Data Generation and Defense in Depth Measurement of Web Applications [chapter]

Nathaniel Boggs, Hang Zhao, Senyao Du, Salvatore J. Stolfo
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Synthetic datasets, which can be shared, have in the past had critical flaws or at best been one time collections of data focusing on a single layer or type of data.  ...  , and calculate combined defense in depth performance of sets of controls.  ...  Dataset Name Application Content Length Run wp usenet base Wordpress USENET Normal host machine A wp usenet base2 Wordpress USENET Normal repeated on host A wp usenet base3 Wordpress USENET Normal  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11379-1_12 fatcat:ilzvt266vnbrlerm3rmzkrsjp4

The Impact of Membership Overlap on Growth: An Ecological Competition View of Online Groups

Xiaoqing Wang, Brian S. Butler, Yuqing Ren
2013 Organization science (Providence, R.I.)  
The analysis shows that sharing members with other groups reduced future growth rates, suggesting that membership overlap puts competitive pressure on online groups.  ...  T he dominant narrative of the Internet has been one of unconstrained growth, abundance, and plenitude. It is in this context that new forms of organizing, such as online groups, have emerged.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors thank Samer Faraj and three anonymous reviewers for their invaluable comments, Robert Kraut for feedback on early versions of the manuscript, and Marc A.  ... 
doi:10.1287/orsc.1120.0756 fatcat:yrbnwjenprhibhi3xi4mwsczni

Information Overload and the Message Dynamics of Online Interaction Spaces: A Theoretical Model and Empirical Exploration

Quentin Jones, Gilad Ravid, Sheizaf Rafaeli
2004 Information systems research  
Empirical research was undertaken to assess the validity of both the method and the model, based on the analysis of over 2.65 million postings to 600 Usenet newsgroups over a 6-month period.  ...  The model focuses on the collective impact that individual information-overload coping strategies have on the dynamics of open, interactive public online group discourse.  ...  Data Analysis The statistical analysis was conducted using SPSS.  ... 
doi:10.1287/isre.1040.0023 fatcat:vzw6fqc4b5aqjizrkqzlcrqahq

Page 74 of Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom Vol. 45, Issue 3 [page]

1996 Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom  
They also offer parents the ability to block access to some or all of the Internet (including the World Wide Web and USENET newsgroups) based on keywords, subject matter, or specific newsgroups.  ...  Similar- ly, Cyber Patrol blocks access to locations and content on the Internet based both on a list of identified sites and on a scan for certain key words suggesting sexual con- tent.  ... 

Not Too Long to Read: The tldr Interface for Exploring and Navigating Large-Scale Discussion Spaces

S. Narayan, C. Cheshire
2010 2010 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
Our system, tldr, focuses on three primary user goals: finding, navigating and filtering content based on the users' own relevance criteria.  ...  We present a new interface for exploring and navigating large-scale discussions on the internet.  ...  Survey of Reddit Users To gain a better understanding of users' perceptions and behavior on discussion spaces, we conducted a survey of Reddit users.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2010.288 dblp:conf/hicss/NarayanC10 fatcat:ox634lwimnd6tfssvgcmf35wfi

Hiding in Plain Sight: An Exploration of the Illegal(?) Activities of a Drugs Newsgroup

Jacqueline L. Schneider
2003 Howard Journal of Criminal Justice  
Other components such as Usenet and Internet Relay Chat, however, largely remain abstruse.  ...  The Internet 2 is undoubtedly one of the most important communication advances of recent times, with the World Wide Web constituting the part that draws the most attention.  ...  Research Methodology Because it is a relatively new area, there is no established methodology for conducting social science research on the Internet.  ... 
doi:10.1111/1468-2311.00293 fatcat:7sqnf2xirzcphm5jkzc4f2bn2y
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