New Version of Google Groups Launched

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Shannon Bauman, Associate Product Manager of Google Groups announced the launch of a new and improved Google Groups.

Quoting Shannon from the Google blog

“Are you interested in learning how to build a bird house, or discussing Linux with other partisans? Or maybe in your spare time you want to make single-layer graphene sheets using Chemical Vapor Deposition.

Whether your interests run to knitting or brain surgery, chances are good other people out there share them. The new Google Groups not only helps you find information on millions of topics; now you can actively share ideas and opinions with others about each and every obsession of yours.

And if you don’t find a group already focused on your passion, by all means start one. Invite others to join your group so that all interested parties can read and respond to messages, share opinions and ideas via email or your own group’s web page. If you’re looking for a group to join, we could definitely use some thoughtful insight (or idle speculation) over at my space elevator group.”

Google Groups was originally called DeJa News, prior to being purchased by Google in 2001. DeJa News was the most popular archive of Usenet newsgoups.

Usenet actually began long before what we now know as the Internet … before email … before the Web … and yes, before blogs too. Usenet was created by two Duke University graduate students in North Carolina, Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis.

As I understand it, Google Groups is actually just a tool to sort, digest and of course post to Usenet … which still exists today.

Rich Ord is the CEO of iEntry, Inc. which publishes over 200 websites and email newsletters.

Rich also publishes his blog WebProBlog which focuses on internet business and marketing trends.

New Version of Google Groups Launched
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