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29TH OCTOBER IS CELEBRATED AS NATIONAL INTERNET DAY

From smartphones to smart TVs, the internet is everywhere. From sharing memes with our best friends to receiving ‘good morning’ messages from annoying relatives. The internet plays a significant role in our lives. 

OKAY, SO WHY DO WE CELEBRATE NATIONAL INTERNET DAY?

Not only this, but the internet provides us with instant access to many more things. It makes our lives easy and manageable. Don’t you think that we should appreciate something that has revolutionized our approach towards the world?

Hence, every 29th of October, we celebrate Internet Day or World Internet day, or National Internet Day.

WHY 29th OF OCTOBER?

Let us now understand the history and of Internet Day. 

What is Internet Day?

On the 29th of October, 1969, the world sent its very first network message. Just two months after Neil Armstrong achieved first landing on the moon (pretty amazing, right?). This was done by

UCLA Computer Science Professor Charley Kline and his staff. Bill Duval from Stanford University received the message.

The message was the two letters, ‘LO.’ The attempt was to send the word ‘Log in,’ but in the middle, their system crashed (reminds us of all the times we had to reset our router settings)

The first time the world celebrated National Internet Day was on the 29th of October, 2005.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

The things that we read above are just a glimpse of the mind-blowing world of the internet.  Let us see what more amazing secrets the internet holds.

8 FACTS ABOUT INTERNET THAT WILL AMAZE YOU

  • Google logs in almost 3 billion searches per day.
  • A librarian, Jean Armour Polly, coined the term ‘internet surfing’ in 1992.
  • Tim Berners Lee, a software engineer at CERN, created the pioneer World Wide Web in the year 1989. Queen Elizabeth also knighted him.
  • The first registered domain was Symbolics.com.
  • Out of around 3.6 billion internet users, Asia alone accounts for 1.7 billion.
  • When measured using horsepower, around 50 million horsepower goes into running the internet.
  • China has a treatment camp for people suffering from internet addiction.
  • YouTube uploads around 72 hours of videos per minute.


BEST WAY OF CELEBRATING INTERNET DAY?

As we just saw, the internet is nothing but a world of wonder! Why not honor this day to the fullest, right?

 A FEW WAYS BY WHICH WE CAN CELEBRATE WORLD INTERNET DAY:

  • Gather more knowledge about the history of the internet.
  • We can inform our friends about this day by sending them Happy Internet Day messages (please use the internet for that)
  • One can also visit the original website and appreciate the efforts put into it.
  • Learn how to use the internet safely. This creation can help us a lot if we use it wisely. (Keep reading for more information)
  • Do unexpected things. Play games with your buddies (and enjoy a mini internet best friend day), watch tutorials, show your parents cute dog videos, and then beg them to let you get one finally.
  • Do all the fun and stress-busting things you can do on the internet and enjoy National Internet Day! 

Cyber Security

INTERNET SAFETY FOR KIDS

The use of the internet is progressing over time – what better occasion than World Internet Day to learn how we can make the internet experience safer for kids.

TIPS FOR A SAFER INTERNET DAY

  • Don’t share any of your personal information (date of birth, address, name of the school, etc.) 
  • Don’t engage with people you don’t know.
  • Do not meet someone you met online.
  • Don’t fill in personal information in a profile without your parent’s permission.
  • Never share a chatroom without asking your parents.
  • Don’t download or upload anything without your parents’ permission.

Remember, kids; precaution is better than cure!


WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT WORLD INTERNET DAY 2020?

World Internet Day comes every year, so why indulge in it now?

During these challenging times of COVID-19, the internet’s need is now more than ever. Following the strict lockdown rules, the world has shifted online. Kids attend their schools; parents are doing their work; doctors take consultations all via the Internet.

With such continuous and robust usage also comes the scare of cybersecurity. We have already discussed how the general public can take care of cybersecurity. Let us now see how app and web-developers can do the same.

TIPS TO INCREASE CYBERSECURITY

  • Start preparing the threat model at the early stages of the app.
  • Make sure you have different approaches towards different mobile operating systems (IOS and Android)
  • Follow app wrapping.
  • Deploy secure user authentication and authorization.
  • Harden the operating system for added security on mobile apps.
  • Ensure security of APIs

Thankfully, we here at Idea Usher can help you with all of this with just one click. Our App Developers and Web Developers can provide you with the best IT and Software solutions.

We hope you enjoyed reading this blog. Happy Internet Day!

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