From: Mrs Irish Mike on
Are people here aware that a commercial web site is using posts from
this group to create content? SpendWize takes threads and transfers
them from USENET to their own site. Here is an example:
http://www.spendwize.com/groups/frugal/clothes-dryer-heat-55423-.htm
From: Rod Speed on
Mrs Irish Mike wrote:

> Are people here aware that a commercial web site
> is using posts from this group to create content?

Yes, google has been doing that for a long time now.

> SpendWize takes threads and transfers them from USENET to their own site. Here is an example:
> http://www.spendwize.com/groups/frugal/clothes-dryer-heat-55423-.htm

Google does that on a much larger scale.

With google its arguably slowed the demise of usenet very substantially indeed.