International Internet Day: History, Significance, Importance

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Feb 23, 2022, 12:35

Marked annually on October 29th, International Internet Day is acknowledged by the whole wide world. It is also known as the most important invention in human history. International Internet Day is observed to celebrate the usage of the Internet for the first time. World Internet Day was started in 2005. It is celebrated by organising conferences, online celebrations and events. Nowadays when COVID -19 is widespread all over the world and we can not afford to socialise with the people around us like we used to do, Internet has helped us to negotiate with us. It has become a new normal. Let’s see how it started!

International Internet Day History

October 29, 1969, marks the day of sending the first message electronically. The message was transferred from one computer to another. The Internet was known as ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network). It was a momentous event in the history of telecommunications and technology when a student programmer named Charlie Kline sent the first electronic message "Lo".

Importance of the Internet

  • Search information

There are some engines provided by the Internet that can be used to search for information such as chrome, Mozilla, safari etc. Search engines help people to browse a lot of information. It has lessened the burden on people. For example, we will have to search for a particular word in the dictionary by going to every word. Now we just type a word and get the whole meaning of it in a few seconds. The data provided by the internet is useful, easy to understand and valuable.

  • Education

These days when a pandemic is widespread all over the world and schools are closed for two years. The internet has played a big role in these times. There are many platforms provided on the internet that can make a virtual classroom. Without the internet, the loss of education would be unbearable. Students use a few platforms to gain knowledge.

  • News

North -East- West- South. This is one of the best things about the Internet. Internet keeps people updated and provides fast information everywhere, no matter how far the incident has happened. Internet doesn’t wait for information to print in newspapers or shown on news channels. Many of the authentic websites are also there on the Internet that people trust.

  • Communication and collaborate

Emailing is the most significant use of the Internet. The email was one of the primary features made by the Internet. Apart from that another a lot of technology updating, finally, Internet has succeeded in the sphere of communication. Many applications have been made for easy, efficient and fast communication.

  • Social networking

The most popular thing about the Internet is its social media sites. Social media sites have become a worldwide sensation these days. People spent most of their time on sites such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and many more.

  • Entertainment

This purpose of entertainment is fulfilled by the Internet. Live video streaming and gaming top the list. Music, dance and other artistic skills are posted on different platforms. This platform engages a lot of crowds.

  • Online shopping

Ordering products online seems easy. People nowadays prefer using online mode to buy products. It is less time consuming and easily available. Furthermore, the companies now offer a huge discount on online shopping which gave a bigger pace to it.

  • Digital Transactions

Internet banking, mobile banking and e-wallets are some of the facilities available on the internet. All the digital transactions are restored in a database that helps the government to track them for income tax purposes.

  • Tour and Travels

Internet serves as a guide to people who wish to, visit any place which is not familiar to them. The bookings for the ticket, taxis, hotels can be done beforehand.

The Internet has become an essential part of our daily life. We could barely imagine our life without the internet. The scope and essence of the internet are so big that it has become magic that we cannot avoid using.

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FAQs About International Internet Day

  • When is International Internet Day?

Ans: The International or World Internet Day is celebrated on Oct. 29

  • What is the theme for safer internet day 2022?

Ans: Together for a better internet is the theme for safer internet day 2022.

  • When is World Internet Day started?

Ans: World Internet Day was started in 2005