“Internal weblogs were created using Six Apart’s Movable Type. Internal authors are accustomed to sending email, but now post certain information to their new weblog instead; when they do, a permanent, searchable record exists of the information. ‘It’s a delicate balance between email and weblogs,’ says Allie, ‘but we’re getting better at it.’”
Back when I was in corporate IT, I tried setting up an NNTP (Usenet-ish) server for my project team, but it never took off. Our newsreader was Outlook Express, and that was disconnected enough from Outlook that the newsgroup just withered. I can’t help up think it would have been different with NewsGator.