World Information Day

November 26 is World Day of information (World Information Day) , which is held annually since 1994 on the initiative of the International Informatization Academy (IIA), which has general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, and the World informatsiologicheskogo Parliament (VIP). On this day in 1992, the first International Forum of Information. Today, the World Information Day is celebrated in many countries around the world.

The information in the broad sense — the information sent some people to other people orally, in writing or in any other way (for example, using conventional signals with the use of technical means), as well as the process of sending or receipt of this information.

Information has always played in the life of humanity is very important. A mid-20th century as a result of social progress and the rapid development of science and the role of information technology has grown immeasurably. Today, the global trend has been the modernization of broadcasting with the transition to digital technology, the development of high-speed Internet and mobile communications. This trend is shared by Russia. In 2008 adopted the strategy of development of the information society by 2015, which defined the strategic objectives and direction of public authorities in the field of Information Society Development in Russia. One of the most important areas of information in Russian society is the development of Internet technology in many areas of human life and society as a whole.

Information — almost the main value in the modern world. Everyone knows the famous words: "Who owns the information — he owns the world." And its number is increasing every day. Digital future, which previously could not think (PC, mobile, Internet, tablet ...), this becomes habitual digital.

But it is important to note that in addition to this, there is an avalanche, and increase the mass of diverse information, known as the "information explosion." And there is not far to the "information stress." Recently, psychologists have talked about the fact that the inability to use information technologies and the most information received, or rather, to control the quality and volume, leading to the so-called "information stress," which can be as fraught with social consequences and health problems. And this is important to keep in mind.