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/pd [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, May 9, 2007
12 years ago2,351 views

anyone know the history behind this IP redirect to groups ?

www.deja.com.

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yep.

In the decades long before Google Groups there was (and still is!) Usenet. A site called DejaNews (www.deja.com) kept a searchable archive of all the Usenet messages. Google bought Deja and from that came Google Groups.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

oh yeah..my brain kinda slipped on tis round!

thks Reto!!

ZZ [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

From what I remember, this was their first acqusition and that had launched Google to be viewed favorably among geeks.

ZZ [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

and right now, groups.google.com has been giving me 502 for several hours.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It was for me to ZZ but its back now.

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