The Usenet is a smorgasbord of information waiting to be consumed. Here you can read what people have written, or you can post a message yourself.
You might have to check with your Internet service provider to discover which Usenet server to access. If you don’t have direct access to the Usenet, you can access it through a Usenet web site such as Google.com (http://groups.google.com/).
The following Usenet groups are good sources of Perl discussions:
comp.lang.perl. This is a now-defunct general Perl discussion group. Even though some postings still are made to this group, most serious Perl users frequent the comp.lang.perl.misc group.
comp.lang.perl.announce. Here’s a good place to read what new modules and extensions are ...