IRL: Online Life Is Real Life

24 EpisodesProduced by Mozilla

Our online life is real life. We walk, talk, work, LOL and even love on the Internet – but we don’t always treat it like real life. Host Veronica Belmont explores this disconnect with stories from the wilds of the Web – and gets to the bottom of online issues that affect us all. Whether it’s privacy… read more

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Kids These Days

September 10th, 2018

37:16

Today’s teens are the first humans who have spent their entire lives online. Join Veronica Belmont and Manoush Zomorodi as they explore what kids are facing on the interwebs, how they’re using social media for good, how …

Bullying and Bonding Online

August 27th, 2018

32:50

It’s a problem when tribalism divides us, online or in real life. Join Veronica Belmont and Franchesca Ramsey as they meet the people working to make the web — and world — friendlier places. Jhamel Robinson discusses …

Virtual Connections

August 13th, 2018

28:50

Paid Attention

July 30th, 2018

23:54

Press Play

July 16th, 2018

32:45

One of the most successful recruitment tools the U.S. Army ever made was…a video game? Sometimes without even knowing it, gaming elements in …

The Grand Bargain

July 2nd, 2018

29:29

We’re told from a young age to “accept the things we cannot change.” But should this be the case online as well? We click “Accept” every day, but …

Introducing Season 3 of IRL: Because Online Life is Real Life

June 18th, 2018

1:59

In Season 3 of IRL, we're exploring the bargains we make online every day, and how we might approach striking better deals with the powers that be. You'll find out what happened when the U.S. Army got into the video …

Ctrl+Alt+Facts

April 2nd, 2018

36:58

Social Bubble Bath

March 19th, 2018

27:29

We’ve long heard that the ways the web is tailored for each user—how we search, what we’re shown, who we read and follow— reinforces walls between …

Algorisky

March 5th, 2018

29:33

From Google search to Facebook news, algorithms shape our online experience. But like us, algorithms are flawed. Programmers write cultural biases …

Introducing IRL: Because Online Life is Real Life

June 12th, 2017

2:10
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