If you have just recently purchased a Usenet account OR are a Usenet veteran and now you would like to learn how to use Usenet then you have come to the right place.
Within this Usenet Authority website I have put together tutorials on how to get the most out of your Usenet account with screenshots and easy to follow along instructions.
If you follow the instructions you will be downloading Usenet files like a pro in no time at all.
A brief history on Usenet
To be be able to learn how to use Usenet it is best to have a general understanding of what Usenet is, how it differs from p2p/torrents, where Usenet came from and where Usenet is heading.
Usenet as an idea was first conceived in 1979 by graduate students of Duke University, Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis and their idea was put into place in 1980. Usenet was created as a way to announce news between Duke university & near by University of North Carolina and after 32 years of service the worlds first Usenet newsgroup shutdown in 2008.
These days Usenet is still used for news and other information but is predominantly used for files (binary’s) and just keeps getting popular as more people are figuring out that it is more cost effective over downloading files via peer to peer networks like Bittorrent due to the speed and security Usenet offers.
So how do you use Usenet?