World Typing Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, January 8th. There are until the next observance.

World Typing Day, observed annually on January 8, is noteworthy not because it commemorates an important individual, a big historical event, or even the birth of a religious leader, but because it celebrates the capacity to type and connect with one another. You may wonder why typing is so crucial. Consider this. What brought you here? You opened the browser on your phone, iPad, or PC and typed something in. You’ve arrived here to learn about typing. Isn’t it revolutionary? But, in all seriousness, the huge improvements we’ve made in communication and writing skills are something to be proud of. That’s why World Typing Day is such a great time to think about the past, respect the present, and look forward with excitement to the future.

📆 When is World Typing Day?

This year, World Typing Day is on January 8th. It is the 2nd Sunday in January; in 2024, it is on Monday.

Countdown to World Typing Day

Did you know: When you press the spacebar, 600,000 other individuals do the same thing at the same time.

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📜 History of World Typing Day

But first, let’s go back to the beginning. Although the first commercial typewriters were developed in 1874, they were not commonly utilized in workspaces until the mid-1880s. Following this development, many merchants, corporations, and publishers pursued typing as an art form and an important talent in a changing world. It provided millions of jobs throughout the world, educated generations to type, put together compact, informative written texts, and spawned an entirely new style of written communication.

World Typing Day was started in Malaysia and is now observed across the world to recognize a written mode of communication that assures speed, accuracy, and efficiency. In 2011, the Malaysian Speed Typing Contest was the first event that made Typing Day a must-attend event all over the world.

We don’t even think about it anymore. We whip out our phones or log into our emails on our computers, and some of us may even dust off our typewriters. all for one purpose: to type words to convey a message, sentiment, or narrative.

☑️ World Typing Day facts

Keyboards are gross
According to scientists, keyboards may harbor more germs than a toilet seat.

Ctrl Alt Del
The Ctrl-Alt-Del key combination was chosen to reset your computer since holding this key combination with one hand on the I.B.M. P.C. 5150 keyboard proved difficult.

Japanese keyboards have the smallest spacebar
The spacebar may be the longest key on certain keyboards, but it is significantly shorter in Japan than everywhere else on the planet because Japanese keyboards need flipping between Latin and Roman characters, and more space is necessary for these additional keys.

Things to do on World Typing Day

Write a blog or a post
Warm up those fingers, choose a platform, either a blog on your website, a Facebook post, or a lengthier captioned Instagram post, and finally choose a theme to commemorate World Typing Day. Then you’ll type it up, expressing oneself as clearly as possible through written communication. What makes this so remarkable is that, even though you do it every day, on World Typing Day you make a conscious effort to create something with only two tools: your head and a keyboard.

Learn to type in a new language
To be fair, learning a new language sounds a little extreme for just one day, but we’ll accept some terms from a foreign language for this one. You type in your mother tongue or second language every day, but how often do you get to express yourself in writing in a foreign language? Consider a sentence or a short paragraph, such as this one, then look up the translation to teach yourself how to do it. How many people can claim that they have just opted to type in a foreign language?

Take part in a speed typing contest
Throw it back to 2011 for the first-ever World Typing Day celebrations and participate in a speed typing competition. Hey, we trust in you; all you need to do is practice. Do some warm-up texting, send a couple of emails, and memorize the letter sequence on your preferred keyboard; you should be able to nail this. If all else fails, send them an email informing them that you have chosen to withdraw from the competition-at the very least, you’ll be typing something!

📅 World Typing Day Observances

2023 January 8 Sunday
2024 January 8 Monday
2025 January 8 Wednesday
2026 January 8 Thursday
2027 January 8 Friday

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