Deja.com

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Deja.com

A website that specialized in product ratings and information. Founded in 1995 as Deja News, the site was initially created to archive and search Usenet discussions. In 1999, it rebranded itself as a product decision-making site with consumer opinions and reviews and product comparisons. In 2000, eBay's Half.com acquired the consumer service, and Google acquired the Usenet archive in 2001.
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Usenet was text-only, and a special search engine, "dejanews.com," was used to find appropriate groups of messages.
He highlighted the appearance of two new search engines (Teoma and Wisenut) as well as the disappearance or rebranding of some older ones (such as GoTo and DejaNews).
Deja, formerly DejaNews, provided a convenient way to browse and post Usenet messages without having to configure a news-reading client.
Use Google.com (www.groups.google .com), formerly DejaNews (www .dejanews.com), to find potential customers that may be seeking your kind of service or product.
Those adhering to the "something is better than nothing" school of thought note that Deja has been moving away from its origins as DejaNews.com (it changed name in 1999) when its main business was as a search engine for stored newsgroup messages.
And if, in a moment of youthful enthusiasm, I once posted intemperate comments to an Internet newsgroup, those comments are likely to be recorded on a Web service such as Dejanews, where anyone can retrieve them years later simply by typing my name into a popular search engine.
If you want access via a roundabout route - and this applies even on a home PC, where you don't want to configure Outlook Express or similar newsgroup access software - simply visit DejaNews, which is a web-based interface to newsgroups.
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The 16 search engines used are AltaVista, DejaNews, Excite, Galaxy, GoTo, HotBot, LookSmart, Lycos, Magellan, Northern Light, PlanetSearch, search.com, Thunderstone, WebCrawler, What-U-Seek and Yahoo.
The most developed, Dejanews,[43] allows searching by user name, by company name, and many other terms.
You can get to them through the Web via a specialised searcher DejaNews, at http://www.dejanews.com/ Enter whatever topic you're interested in and the relevant newsgroups will appear with the latest postings.
EXHIBIT VARIOUS SEARCH ENGINES WEB/USENET ADDRESS/PHONE AltaVista Big Yellow www.altavista.digital.com www.bigyellow.com DejaNews Finger Gateway www.dejanews.com http://albanza.com/kabacoff/inter- links/cgi/finger.cgi Excite Four 11 www.excite.com www.four 11.com Hotbot infoSpace www.hotbot.com www.infospace.com InfoSeek Internet Address Finder www.infoseek.com www.iaf.net Lycos Switchboard www.lycos.com www.switchboard.com Yahoo!