World Typing Day 2024: Significance, History, Celebration and Interesting Facts

January 8, 2024 will be observed as World Typing Day 2024 to encourage people to express themselves via written communication. Celebration of the day started in Malaysia in 2011 when the Malaysian Speed Typing Contest 2011 was organized.

The World Typing Day also commemorates the contest which broke two records in the Malaysian Book of Records (MBR) namely the Fastest Typist and the Largest Participation for a Typing Event.

World Typing Day 2024 Date

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for World Typing Day for the next 5 years.

World Typing Day 2024January 8, 2024Monday
World Typing Day 2025January 8, 2025Wednesday
World Typing Day 2026January 8, 2026Thursday
World Typing Day 2027January 8, 2027Friday

World Typing Day 2024 Overview

EventWorld Typing Day, Typing Day, International Typing Day
DateJanuary 8, 2024
Declared byTeam TAC (Typo Auto Corrector)
Observed byWorldwide
Purpose of celebrationTo encourage people to express themselves via written communication, i.e., typing.

Significance of World Typing Day

The World Typing Day does not celebrate any person or historic event but a very simple form of communication that typing is.

The day holds special significance as it celebrates the ability to type and communicate with one another.  There have been some amazing leaps in communication that has been made possible through typing and this calls for a celebration.

With this view in mind, the World Typing Day is observed with great enthusiasm. This special day also promotes speed, accuracy and efficiency in written communication among the public.

History of World Typing Day Observation

The idea of Typing Day was originally planned by the Team TAC (Typo Auto Corrector) in Malaysia. The team comprised of Jay Chong Yen Jye, Nicholas Koay Zhen Lin and Edwin Khong Wai Howe who were the winner of the MSC Malaysia-IHL Business Plan Competition (MIBPC) 2010/2011’s Business Plan Category.

To encourage people, especially the younger generation to type and learn proper English, Team TAC decided the celebration of World Typing Day. The team also developed SecondKey, a computer program to automatically correct wrong English spellings in virtually any online and offline type-writing interface.

January 8 was selected as the day of observation as it falls one week after the new years that gives everyone appropriate time to think and plan their resolutions and write them down. The first World Typing Day was celebrated on 8th January 2011 and has been observed everyday since.

World Typing Day 2024 Celebration

World Typing Day has very simple celebrations and you can enjoy it by learning some typing for yourself. Anything your write on your laptop or mobile can be considered as typing but learning how to type with an appropriate typewriter can be more fun.

So you can enjoy this day by simply writing your thoughts, a blog, a post or can learn how to use the typewriter properly. If you want to celebrate this day in a little extravagant manner you can learn typing a new language of your interest.

You can also enter into a speed typing contest, the way the first ever Typing Day was observed. In this manner you can check your speed and accuracy when it comes to formal typing. You can practice and prepare with some warm-up texting and learning the sequence of the letters on your chosen keyboard. If you do not know much about typing, take this day as an opportunity to enroll yourself in typing class or learn from someone who knows how to.

Interesting Facts about Typing

Here are some interesting facts about typing for you on World Typing Day that you probably didn’t know.

  1. The first commercially successful typewriter was patented around 150 years ago in 1868 by Sholes, Glidden and Soule.
  2. Sholes and Glidden are also known for designing the first QWERTY keyboard in 1873.
  3. The world record for typing the English alphabet from A to Z is 1.36 seconds.
  4. The fastest time to type a given 103 character text on a keyboard using the nose is 40.19 seconds.
  5. A trained typist uses left hand for 56 per cent of the typing on average.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do we celebrate World Typing Day?

World Typing Day is observed every year on January 8th.

Is there any theme to celebrate World Typing Day 2024?

There is no theme to celebrate World Typing Day in any year.

What is a good typing speed?

The average typing speed is around 40 words per minute (wpm) and a typing speed of 65 to 70 words per minute is considered a good typing speed.

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