No but seriously...

I find myself thinking what Usenet 3.0 (yes there was a 2.0) would look like. Usenet was the original federated social network. We have all long since moved to the web, though, with 37 different logins to 37 different horribly insecure PHP forums for each different topic we want to discuss. It's a mess. It is ripe for a reboot.

I actually set up UUCP email recently just to see if I could.


@twylo @Neo_Chen I use UUCP at work to get e-mail across highly restrictive firewalls.

I've done a lot of thinking about what Usenet 3 would have to look like. However, right now I'm not convinced the answer isn't "We should never have invented social networking in the first place".

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