From access to Zoom: measuring internet health during the pandemic
It's fair to say that many people's use of the internet has changed during the pandemic. For a lot of us sheltering in place or working from home, the internet has become our only portal into the rest of the world, whether it's communicating with family and friends, or keeping up with events in the news.
This year, however, it is focusing on how the pandemic is affecting internet health, in terms of access, safety and privacy.
"It sort of feels like we have entered the Matrix, but in a really crummy way," said Mark Surman, the Mozilla Foundation's executive director.
"We're always connected, visually, with other people. And it works better than you expect, and it's a whole heck of a lot worse than real life," he told Spark's Nora Young. "And it's tiring."
"It's become clear that the issues of digital life are so intertwined with real life, and those digital life issues are playing out in the pandemic, and potentially in ways that will set norms that are better or worse for the future," he said.
To hear the full interview with Mark Surman, click on the "listen" link above.