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Category: Usenet History

Jeff Bezos Posts Job Listing on Usenet over 24 Years Ago

Back in 1994 a not yet know business owner posted a job listing on Usenet. It was for a company called Cadabra which would eventually turn into Amazon.com. As we all know Amazon has become a trillion dollar company and continues to grow. It’s fun to see that Jeff was utilizing Usenet to help grow […]

What is Dejanews? Where Did It Go?

What was DejaNews? The question is what is DejaNews, but the question really is what was DejaNews. DejaNews began as a site that was dedicated to searching and participating in discussion groups found on Usenet. It later changed its name to Deja.com. This change was due in part to the change of focus from general […]

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