Holiday Traditions of the Internet Age

I’ve got Norad Santa up and am tracking Santa’s progress across the globe. As far as holiday traditions go, this one is particularly interesting to me as a writer.

Whenever a writer tries to create a fictional culture, (s)he tries to make things believable by envisioning all the consequences to society. One of the ways to gain a real feel is by inventing holidays or traditions that relate to peculiar conditions of your world. If you have two moons, you would have a conjunction day, which might be a celebration of love.

Many science fiction writers of yesteryear envisioned the internet. Did any of them think of this? Future generations will wonder what the holidays were like without it.

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