Since 2005 International Internet Day is celebrated worldwide on October 29th to commemorate an invention that has quite literally changed the world we live in – the Internet.
It’s October 29th 1969 – a graduate student called Charlie Kline attempts to send the first internet message to his colleague Bill Duvall 350 miles away at Stanford University. He succeeded (on their second attempt) to send the word “login” and the Internet in its first form was born.
Today, the effect the Internet has on our lives would have been unimaginable to Charlie Kline, and it’s impossible to quantify how it has transformed society and what our lives would be like without it. We have access to a whole world of information and opportunity right in our hands – and it’s only getting bigger. A massive 3.5 million people use the internet in some way, be it for shopping, dating, gaming, chatting – almost every area of our lives is impacted by it.
If you’re looking for a way to mark the occasion, why not change all your passwords annually on October 29th? It’s a great way to keep all your online personal stuff safe and secure. What do you do to celebrate National Internet Day? Can you imagine what life would be like without it? Tell us your thoughts below.