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International Internet Day

International Internet Day

It is estimated that 4.5 billion people use the internet annually, with 57.5% of the population regularly accessing the world wide web. Google is the most used internet page in the world and on average, regular internet users spend 6 hours and 42 minutes a day online. The domain frame www became publically available in 1991, improving access to the web exponentially around the world. The first ever internet connection (defined as a connection between two separate computers) was established on 29th October 1969, just two months after Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon! On this day, Charley Kline sent the first ever electronic note to his colleague Bill Duvall at Stanford University; the message simply said the word ‘login’. The Association Of Internet Users first suggested International Internet Day in 2005 to celebrate all the ways that the net has improved our lives, increased international communication and provided access to knowledge. In 1996, AOL introduced the first flat-rate monthly internet subscription and by 1999, the service had 17 million users. Facebook, the largest social media site on the internet, was first introduced to the public in 2004, changing the face of the web forever.

Learn more about the world wide web with these activities!

Activity Ideas:

  • Challenge yourself with this Oomph! technology word search – here
  • Test your typing skills with this touch typing activity – here