This milestone was promoted by the Asociation of Users of the Internet and the Internet Society back in 2005 (25th October). Afterwards, U.N. decided to set the 17th of May as the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, and the Internet Day was also moved to that date.
The following infographic (one of the best I’ve ever seen on this topic) will show you every ephemerides from that year 1962, when J.C.R. Licklider introduced the idea of an “Intergalactic Network” to allow everyone to access information from everywhere… You will even find interesting details such us the year the first spam email was sent (1978), of course, still in the ARPANET environment. Nowadays, the Internet has totally changed our lives and our way to understand, receive and spread information, details or data… Express opinions, sentiments… Take part in conversations… Socialise. Yes, we have changed, indeed.
Here on Social With It we also want to pay tribute to the Interent, because, quoting Josep Camós: “maybe the Internet Day is the only celebrations that still is ours. Nobody has stolen the idea yet, stamp the name of a brand on it and sell it as a product”.
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