National Internet Day: October 29

The internet has revolutionized our lives making much of the information and entertainment we want just a click away. October 29 is National Internet Day; a day to learn about the internet, and appreciate how it has changed our world.

The internet was born in the late 1960s at the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense. The 1990s began a period of rapid growth for the internet, when it began to be privatized, and with the introduction of the World Wide Web (WWW). During the 2000’s, internet connections became much faster and new websites encouraged people to publish their own writing, photos, and videos online.

Today, computers, mobile phones, video game consoles, televisions, and even some automobiles can connect to the internet. These internet-connected devices link people to each other around the world. Using the internet, we communicate, share files, find and use information and media, join online communities and more.

With so much opportunity for storing and obtaining information comes the need for internet safety. The library’s reference team often provides classes on internet safety, so be on the lookout for future classes. In the meantime, check out these videos, opens a new window that feature online safety tips for adults and kids.

The library also offers a wide variety of classes and programs that focus on understanding and using the internet. Take a look at our many October offerings here, opens a new window. If you’d like to learn more about the internet and online safety, take a look at the list of resources below that you can find here at St. Tammany Parish Library.

Internet Resources

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