en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulletin_board_system

A bulletin board system or BBS is a computer server running software that allows users to ... The introduction of inexpensive dial-up internet service and the Mosaic web browser offered ease of use and global access that BBS and online  ...

botw.org/top/Computers/Internet/WWW/Message_Boards

Discover top-rated Internet resources on Internet Message Boards at Best of the Web. Computing news, reviews, communities and associations, and information  ...

www.alexa.com/topsites/category/Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/Message_Boards

Message boards with discussions on games, sci-fi, comics, computers and science. 3:46. 3.00 ... JUOT is an acrasial off-topic (general discussion) web forum.

www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-websites-cool-computer-geeks-reside

Feb 8, 2012 ... The Internet is now awash with places for these geeks to hang out, and they ... The forums have a Helproom for those in need, and a dedicated ...

royal.pingdom.com/2009/09/04/computer-messaging-before-the-web-a-visual-timeline-1960-1990

Sep 4, 2009 ... Computer messaging before the Web – A visual timeline (1960-1990) ... The service declined in popularity during the '90s as the Internet grew more popular. The service had discussion boards, chat rooms and electronic mail ...

www.zdnet.com/article/before-the-web-online-services

Dec 4, 2015 ... This was the world of online services such as AOL, Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) s, ... The Compaq Portable demonstrated that mobile computers were the wave of the future. ... The pre-Web Internet was not user friendly.

thehistoryoftheweb.com/postscript/connecting-computers-to-people-bbs-and-its-effect-on-the-web

Screenshot of a terminal accessing an early digital bulletin board system ... The key insight was the Internet allowed one to open up their computer to anyone in ...

arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/04/a-1986-bulletin-board-system-has-brought-the-old-web-back-to-life-in-2017

Apr 8, 2017 ... It's 2017, but you can still experience the Internet of 1986 thanks to BBS enthusiasts. ... While many Ars readers certainly recall bulletin board systems with ... It's a good thing, then, that a dedicated number of vintage computing ...

www.pcmag.com/feature/358037/7-modern-bbses-worth-calling-today

Dec 26, 2017 ... Net neutrality isn't a problem on these vintage online systems. ... PC owners dialed up Bulletin Board Systems (BBSes), which were other PCs running ... in the early-mid 1990s, one can still connect to a BBS using the internet.