Google Groups

Google Groups
Developer(s)Google
Initial releaseFebruary 12, 2001 (2001-02-12)
Written inJava[1][better source needed]
TypeNewsgroups, electronic mailing lists
Websitegroups.google.com

Google Groups is a service from Google that provides discussion groups for people sharing common interests. The Groups service also provides a gateway to Usenet newsgroups via a shared user interface.

Google Groups became operational in February 2001, following Google's acquisition of Deja's Usenet archive. Deja News had been operational since March 1995.

Google Groups allows any user to freely conduct and access threaded discussions, via either a web interface or e-mail. There are at least two kinds of discussion group. The first kind are forums specific to Google Groups, which act more like mailing lists.[2] The second kind are Usenet groups, accessible by NNTP, for which Google Groups acts as gateway and unofficial archive. The Google Groups archive of Usenet newsgroup postings dates back to 1981.[3] Through the Google Groups user interface, users can read and post to Usenet groups.[4]

In addition to accessing Google and Usenet groups, registered users can also set up mailing list archives for e-mail lists that are hosted elsewhere.[5]

  1. ^ "Google groups utilise Java" [Google groups uses Java]. xhtml.net (in French). November 23, 2007. Archived from the original on March 21, 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2019 – via translate.google.com.
  2. ^ "How do I create my own group?". Google Groups Help Center. Retrieved August 10, 2010.
  3. ^ "How far back does Google's Usenet archive go?". Google Groups Help Center. Archived from the original on October 26, 2007. Retrieved August 10, 2010.
  4. ^ "What is a Usenet Newsgroup?". Google Groups Help Center. Archived from the original on April 20, 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ "Can I use Google Groups to archive another mailing list?". Google Groups Help Center. Archived from the original on November 5, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)

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