What is usenet?

Usenet, short for users network, is one of the oldest platforms served by the Internet. Originally designed at Duke University in 1979 and developed at Duke and North Carolina Universities a year later, its purpose was to exchange text messages between nodes (computers connected to the network). Usenet has grown to a big platform with a wide variety of forums or newsgroups numbering in the tens of thousands.

Today usenet is still used as a big bulletin board, in additional it is also used for data transfer by using Binary Files often in a compressed format like RAR or ZIP. A Binary file is a general term for a container. Binary Files can contain everything from movies, music, graphics to standard text documents.