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What happened to BBSes?

December 20, 201032 min
Before millions of people strolled around checking Facebook on their smartphones, bulletin-board systems connected computer users across the world. So what happened to these precursors of the Internet when the Web went mainstream? Tune in and find out.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit