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MTV Turns 30 Years Old Today

By Lionel Dietz August 1st, 2011

MTV turned 30 years old today, marking three decades of entertainment geared towards young people and music lovers—although the network hasn’t exactly devoted much time to music lately.

Born in the eighties, MTV began as a network dedicated to airing music videos and has since developed into a network showing a variety of different programs including several reality television shows. Almost as old as USENET which was first founded in the late seventies, has also evolved throughout its three decades-long existence.

Newsgroups in the eighties and early nineties discussed MTV during the network’s heyday at the forefront of the music video era, and today you’ll find several newsgroups dedicated to music and music videos. Given that today marks MTV’s 30th birthday, you’ll probably find some users getting a little nostalgic about the network’s past, as well as those discussing what it’s become today on a variety of music related newsgroups.

Usenet has always been a place where users could share and discuss their favorite hobbies, and given MTV’s popularity in Usenet’s early days, it was a hot topic at times. Today Usenet has grown into a vast network of users from across the globe discussing all kinds of subjects, but music remains a favorite topic of discussion for many, and will continue as such into the future.