Re: most popular newsgroups ?
Kragen Sitaker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 08:46:12 -0500 (EST)
> Some (>5?) years ago I used to see monthly compliled statistics of
> newsgroups by people subscribed. These were generated by having lots of
> UNIX systems run statistics on people's .newsrc files and combining them
> I guess this effort died, I can't find any recent trace of this stuff
I asked Brian Reid, who did the stats, what happened, about a year
afterwards. He wrote that with people submitting fake statistics and
so forth, it just wasn't as much fun anymore. So he gave it up.
<email@example.com> Kragen Sitaker <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/>
The Internet stock bubble didn't burst on 1999-11-08. Hurrah!