October 29th

Internet Day

The History of the Internet

October 29th, 1969 was the beginning of the Internet. It all started when the very first electronic message from a computer was sent to another computer in a UCLA lab. Leonard Kleinrock was watching a young graduate student, Charley Kline, as he sent the first message over the Internet to Bill Duvall. Charley’s message was not a remarkable one, as it was meant to be a simple login capability. His message was only the letters “L” and “O,” but those letters have changed the world forever. The complete message, “login,” was sent an hour later.


Should the Internet Deserve it's Own Holiday?

I do think that Internet Day should be an official national holiday because the Internet has so much importance in our lives today. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to send emails, research without books, and stay up-to-date on current news. The Internet connects us to so many people that we can stay in touch with, even if they live far away. If you think about it, the Internet is the most important technological invention we have. Now, over two billion people use the Internet today.


More Information About the Internet

Google

Out of Bing, Yahoo, and many more, Google is currently the most popular search engine, receiving hundreds of millions of searches a day.


World Wide Web vs. The Internet

Although the World Wide Web is often referred to as the Internet, the two are not the same thing. The Internet is a huge network of networks that links computers together all over the world using a range of wires and wireless technologies. The World Wide Web is the collection of linked pages that are accessed using the Internet and a web browser.


The First Emoticon

The first emoticon -) was created by Kevin Mackenzie in 1979 and three years later, it was changed to :-) by Scott Fahlman