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National Internet Day

Celebrate National Internet Day - explore the wonders of the World Wide Web and discover new ideas, experiences, and connections!
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October 29
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Get ready to celebrate National Internet Day on October 29! This day celebrates the history, growth and impact that the internet has had in our lives over the last 30 years. On this day we reflect on how far technology has come, from a primitive network of computers to a global web of interconnectivity. It's an opportunity to thank those who are responsible for its development as well as explore new ways it can be used in our ever-evolving world.

History of National Internet Day

National Internet Day Dates

National Internet Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1957</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Start of ARPANET</div><div class='timeline-text'>USA's Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), the precursor to the internet, was initiated.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1969</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First ARPANET Message</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first message was sent over ARPANET from computer science professor Leonard Kleinrock's laboratory at University of California, Los Angeles to the second network node at Stanford Research Institute.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1974</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Internet Protocol</div><div class='timeline-text'>The creation of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), as a common language for computers to network and communicate, marks the operational start of the Internet as we know it today.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1989</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of World Wide Web</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tim Berners-Lee, a British physicist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) while working at CERN, providing a new way to access Internet data.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1991</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Public Access to WWW</div><div class='timeline-text'>The World Wide Web was made available to the public, accelerating the growth and utilization of the Internet globally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Social Media</div><div class='timeline-text'>Social media platforms like Facebook and Youtube become popular, signifying a new era in internet usage and digital communication.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Internet Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Explore the internet</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Dive in and explore all the amazing things the internet has to offer. From online games to educational websites, there's something for everyone.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share your favorite sites</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share some of your favorite websites with friends and family. It's fun to show off some of the cool sites you've discovered.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try something new</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to find a new website you've never heard of before, or search for an activity you've always wanted to try. Who knows what amazing things you'll discover!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Connect with old friends</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look up old friends on social media or send them a message via email. Rekindle old friendships and catch up on all the things that have happened since you last talked.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read an online article</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to read a news article or blog post about something that interests you. Take advantage of all the information available on the internet and learn something new.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Internet Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>The Internet connects us</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Internet Day celebrates the fact that we can stay connected no matter where we are in the world. Through video calls, social media and messaging apps, we can all communicate with our family and friends across the globe in real time.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>The Internet is a powerful tool</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The internet provides us with access to an incredible array of knowledge and incredibly useful tools. We can use it to research topics, shop online, watch movies and shows, and so much more. It truly has revolutionized how we live our lives!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>The Internet brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The internet also allows us to connect with likeminded individuals who share our interests. Whether you’re looking for a new hobby, trying to find a job or just looking for someone to chat with - the internet is there for you!</p></div></div>

5 Uncommon Facts for National Internet Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Internet is not governed by a single entity</h3><p class='facts-content'>The beauty of the internet lies in its decentralized nature. It is a global network composed of many voluntary interconnected networks without a central governing body.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>First online purchase was a Sting CD</h3><p class='facts-content'>In August 1994, the first-ever online purchase took place - a Sting CD was sold for $12.48 plus shipping, marking the beginning of e-commerce.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"internet" was added to the dictionary in 1995</h3><p class='facts-content'>The word "internet" was added to the dictionary in 1995—only about four years after the World Wide Web became publicly available.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Internet can experience "traffic jams"</h3><p class='facts-content'>Like any thoroughfare, internet routers can become overloaded with data congestion, resulting in slower service. However, smarter algorithms and faster hardware continually work to prevent this issue.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The first tweet was sent in 2006</h3><p class='facts-content'>Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet on March 21, 2006, reading 'just setting up my twttr'—a milestone in the rise of social media.</p></div></div>

National Internet Day FAQs

When is National Internet Day?

National Internet Day is celebrated on October 29 every year. In 2024 National Internet Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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