Appreciate Thy Internet This #InternationalInternetDay

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Reading this, yes this on a website? What did you use to reach here? Internet. Exactly! Internet! Tapping away on our smart-phones, scrolling through our instagram feed, posting on someone’s facebook wall or even trying out a snapchat filter, none of these would have been possible without the Almighty Internet. What’s my point? My point is that today, 29th October, was that momentous occasion when the first ever electronic message was transferred from one computer to another in 1969. This day is celebrated as International Internet Day, as a celebration of the services that connect everyone across the globe and much more.

Interestingly enough, when the first ever message was transmitted, only the words ‘L’ and ‘O’ could be transmitted before the system crashed; but now-days, forget the lengthy messages we send, from videoconferencing to our snapchats, there are various means to connect (online) and none of this would have been possible without Internet.

This digital environment is a heaven for people who hate physical interaction (me), it has not only provided an effective way of communication but also a personal safe haven. No more searching countless books, when a single click is all that you need. From online shopping, or food to satisfy your grumbling stomach, the internet offers it all and that also in the comfort of your home. This era of Internet has eased the trades, finance and commerce worldwide and giving abundant new opportunities across the planet. Youtube is a boon which, from funny cat videos to lighten up your day to the documentaries to sports matches, has it all.

God forbid, if the Internet stop working for even an hour, our life will lose it’s meaning. (Okay. Maybe I am exaggerating. Or maybe, not) Have you ever appreciated this wonderful gift to mankind by mankind? Have you ever marvelled at it’s beauty? You google a ton of things! Do you even remember the color order of the word, google? I thought so. (No, don’t google that now) For the record, it is blue, red, yellow, blue, green and red. Appreciate the little things in life. Did you know that the first website is still online (info.cern.ch), or that Twitter was earlier called ‘twttr’? The Internet is a world on it’s own with loads to explore, and more. But at last, I want to thank the Internet for existing, for being the 2a.m friend, for all the answers to my utterly ridiculous searches, for being there when no one else was, for being a shield, for a way to express my views and read the amazing stories of strangers, connecting hearts across the globe. Is Internet a double-edged sword? Yes. Is it a boon or a bane? Well that’s upto you and only on how you utilize this precious entity.

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Saana Kataria (BDS, PU Campus)

Saana Kataria
(BDS, PU Campus)

Medical Enthusiast. Loves social Networking. Crazy about junk food and four legged pooches .

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