International Internet Day is celebrated around the world annually on October 29. Since 2005, International Internet Day has been celebrated to commemorate a momentous day in a telecommunications and technology history. The event marked first message sending - an email message. This email was transferred from one computer to another in 1969. It took place in California, USA.
Today International Internet Day 2020 is also an online project coming from society and for society. The International Internet Day project is open to everyone, just as Internet access is open and free to everyone. Thus, International Internet Day celebrates this great democratic fervor. It is essentially linked to an idea of liberation, where everyone is given equal opportunity and equal benefits in sharing the services that connect world to each other.
Internet beginning history. The first message sending
If we remember the history of this event, we learn that traveling to an era of easy communication was not as easy as searching for information on Google. First, current scenario has been preceded by years of attempts, including failed attempts to make digital data visible to everyone instead of using teletypes and other devices. At the time of history, Internet was known as ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network). It was 1969 when Charlie Kline, a computer science student at the University of California, Los Angeles, broadcast first ever message on October 29, 1969. This event was to follow a few months after first man landed on the moon. There were great things going on in the world, and this was one of them. Charlie Kline, working under the direction of Professor Leonard Kleinrock, transmitted a message from a computer located at the University of California at Los Angeles to a computer located on a computer at the Stanford Research Institute. Two computers, one at UCLA, hosted SDS Sigma 7 and the recipient hosted SDS 940 at Stanford Research Institute.
Interestingly, this message was a text message containing the word Login. But, as it turned out, only letters L and O could be transmitted, because after the initial transmission, a system collapsed and the transmission broke. Internet is a globally available series of interconnected computer networks that transmit data through packet switching using standard IP Internet Protocol.
Now Internet has become one of the most important parts of our life. Most of us cannot think of spending one day without Internet. Internet has made our life so much easier.
Why we Celebrate International Internet Day?
International Internet Day is celebrated to show the benefits of Internet using, which we cannot live without today. This celebration commemorates origins of the first internet transmission. On this day, people visit various sites on Internet to celebrate this event.