Google groups stores newsgroup articles dating from
Discussions are threaded, as with web forums and BBSs, though posts are stored on the server sequentially. One notable difference between a BBS or web forum and Usenet is the absence of a central server and dedicated administrator.
Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis conceived the idea in 1979, and it was established in 1980.A commonly ignored reference source for many words and expressions origins - especially for common cliches that are not listed in slang and expressions dictionaries - is simply to use an ordinary decent English dictionary (Oxford English Dictionary or Websters, etc), which will provide origins for most words and many related phrases (see the 'strong relief' example below).The money slang section contains money slang and word origins and meanings, and English money history.Cliches and expressions are listed alphabetically according to their key word, for example, 'save your bacon' is listed under 'b' for bacon.Some expressions with two key words are listed under each word.Prior to the acquisition of its archive by Google (in 2001) the Deja News Research Service was an archive of messages posted to Usenet discussion groups, started in March 1995 by Steve Madere in Austin, Texas.
Its powerful search engine capabilities won the service acclaim, generated controversy, and significantly changed the perceived nature of online discussion.
Many of us spent many hours posting back to USENET newsgroups early in our online days.
So if you want to see what you were posting about when you found USENET newsgroups, here's all you have to do: Note that Google Groups has not archived everything; I know I made my first postings to sf-lovers in April 1998 and those early postings do not show up.
The blue, green, and red dots on the servers represent the groups they carry.
Arrows between servers indicate newsgroup group exchanges (feeds).
The Groups service also provides a gateway to Usenet newsgroups via a shared user interface.