cyber monday originated in the united states and is associated with the post-black friday shopping season. the term was first used in 2005 when the national trade association shop.porg coined it to promote online shopping on the monday following the thanksgiving holiday. the idea was to provide online retailers with a counterpart to the traditional black friday shopping that occurs in brick-and-mortar stores.
the idea was to give online retailers a counterpart to the traditional black friday shopping that takes place in brick-and-mortar stores; as people returned to work after the thanksgiving weekend, they could take advantage of online deals and discounts from the comfort of their office computers, which at the time often had faster Internet connections than home connections.
cyber monday has since become one of the busiest online shopping days of the year, with retailers offering deep discounts and promotions to attract shoppers. over time, both black friday and cyber monday have become global sales events.
after the chaos of stores and endless queues, the concept of online shopping seems perfect. you can browse on your phone or computer at your leisure and avoid the crowds. if the opportunity to find the product you want or the best deal has passed, there is an extra day to make sure you don't miss out.
cláudia cavaleiro the editor in chief for CINCO editorial. born in '82 in coimbra, she is graduated in philosophy from the university of coimbra. passionate about books and podcasts in a geek kind of way, she always find something interesting to research. loves to bring awareness to social problems and loves working at CINCO!