Internaut Day

Everyone who is here with us on this day may want to take a moment to celebrate Internaut Day. This holiday, observed every August 23rd, celebrates Internauts — individuals who know how to navigate the World Wide Web and understand the Internet well enough to find the information they need.

However, this holiday doesn’t just celebrate all of us Internet denizens; it also celebrates the construct that we all travel on: the World Wide Web. Since we’re all out in this space together, we might want to take a few moments to celebrate our “neighborhood.” This holiday is a good place to begin that celebration.

The History of Internaut Day

In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. This British scientist created this seemingly astonishing act while he was working at CERN. Why did he invent the Web? He did so because he envisioned it as a way to meet the automated demand for information-sharing between scientists located all around the world.

In his vision, scientists from various institutions, as well as those from major universities, would be able to log into the World Wide Web and share information with one another. The first Web server was up and running by the end of 1990, and the rest is history.

At this point, we’re unsure who invented Internaut Day. We can’t find any reliable sources that state its origin at all. We’re unsure who invented it, when it was invented, or precisely why it was placed on this date.

After all, it was on August 6th, 1991, when the World Wide Web was first introduced to the public. We’ll continue to search for the true origins of this holiday, and if we do, then we’ll update this section with the new information.

Observing Internaut Day

What do people have to do to celebrate Internaut Day? Well, according to our research, the only thing they have to do is what they’re currently doing: surf the Internet. Yes, that’s all any of us have to do to celebrate this holiday, but if we want to do more, then we certainly can.

We can learn more about the history of the World Wide Web, we can learn about the history of web browsers, or we can spread the word about this holiday using social media and the hashtag #InternautDay.

Regardless of how we celebrate the World Wide Web (and our love for it), this holiday is one that we’re all going to want to celebrate. After all, we’re all citizens of the World Wide Web, so let’s show a little pride in it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 23 Friday
Next year (2025)
August 23 Saturday
Last year (2023)
August 23 Wednesday
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