Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Usenet is going crazy with the retention upgrades

For my first post since returning from my "walkabout" I am going to talk about the retention insanity going on with usenet right now.

And when I say insanity, I mean crazy-cat-lady insanity.  Usenet service providers, like Giganews, are BLOWING UP their binary retention.  Massive improvements.

Now, for those not in the know about usenet, I'll offer you 3 quick primers:
  1. Check out my previous posts on the subject
  2. Get your learn on here (don't worry, it's an easy read)
  3. There is no number three. 

Some of you are all, "whatever man, what's retention? why the hell do I care?"  Well, put simply.  Retention is how long a usenet service provider stores posts.  Period.  Retention is measured in days.  It's broken into 2 primary categories:  text and binaries.  Unless you hang out in sci.space.science like, um, nobody I know (ha)...all you care about is binary retention.  The larger the retention (in days) the more posts (i.e. stuff) available for you to sift through.  More stuff (i.e. information) equals more fun.  You care because this insanity of improvement has moved binary retention to within striking distance of 3 calendar years.   


Unless you're really dense, or in a total fog (totally understandable, I just popped out of mine), you should be thinking to yourself...."Hmmm, 3 years of content - HORRY SHIET!!"

In celebration of this insanity, Giganews is running a promotion.  Plus they have a great new signup discount as well.  Now is the time to check out usenet if you haven't done so already.  In addition to what's going on over at Giganews, you have Easynews, Newshosting, and UsenetServer all pulling the same shenanigans.  Massively improving their retention for customers.  Right now Giganews is in the lead, which is per the usual - they tend to keep the best retention in the business.  If you're interested in seeing some comparison between the providers, head here:  vpnandusenetreviews.com   

At this point it's a day for day uptick on the retention numbers.  Every one calendar day that passes, adds one day retention.  In other words, they've expanded their storage space so much they are comfortable letting retention grow every day.  I assume once they get uncomfortable this day for day uptick will stop.  Let's hope that's not before we hit 1,095 days (365x3=1095).

BTW, this shit has been in the news and all over the web lately on the usenet sites, review sites, and the like.  (just a friendly note on Slyck.com - decent content, but don't trust the recommendations.  Anyone that recommends Binverse does not have your best interests in heart...do your research)

21 comments:

  1. Glad to see someone else up on the usenet info!

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  2. Great to hear, Ill have to read up more on this.

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  3. usenet is great, fastest por- I mean news articles EVER :)

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  4. this usenet stuff sounds interesting. i;ll have to research it more

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  5. Not really my cup of tea, but your blog is very professional looking, and nicely written. Kudos.

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  6. i... have no idea what this retention stuff is <_<

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  7. I just need to point out that the Don't STOP Believing photo is really cool.

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  8. I'll have to read up on this,I don't know much about it.

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  9. no lie, horry shiet were pretty much my exact thoughts.

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  10. I never really got into Usenet.. typically just torrent, do you think usenets better?

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  11. good to know, might get back into usenet

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  12. Great news there, no more worries about the files being removed quickly.

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  13. Holy shit I have no idea what all this means , I will surely read your links

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  14. never used usenet but this could be useful if i do
    +followed

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