The usenet was started in the late 1970s by a bunch of the first computer users. They used the usenet just for communication and discussing purposes at first, because the internet (world wide web) wasn't established, yet. The rudimentary networking infrastructure and and capabilities only allowed for text to be handled and stored. As the infrastructure got better and better more and more content and data such as pictures and small applications got uploaded to the usenet and were made accessible to other users. Now, more than 30 years later, the usenet holds an incredible amount of data in more than 110,000 newsgroups growing by about 5 Terabyte (= 5,500 GB) per day. As the usenet was foundet and used by real nerds back in the day it was always really uncomfortable to use until we created the easy-to-use Newsreader that can be used by all iLoad users – you can download it by clicking here. The largest usenet search index is accessible through the software as well. Check it out and find everything you search for. Downloading is really simple and always full speed.