America Online says it will no longer provide subscribers with access to Usenet newsgroups. When you visit keyword “newsgroups” while signed on to the service, a pop-up appears with the following message:
Please Note: The AOL Newsgroup service will be discontinued in early 2005.
For some people, Web mail is all they know. Other have never seen Usenet outside Google or the old Deja News. Is it becoming an HTML world?