The Virtual Revolution
The Virtual Revolution is a BBC documentary series presented by Aleks Krotoski, looking at the impact that the World Wide Web has had since its inception 20 years ago. The series was an open and collaborative production, which encouraged the web audience to help shape the series - debating program themes, suggesting questions for interviewees, watching and commenting on interview and graphics clips. The series includes many interviews with people who have played a part in the development of the web, such as Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Jimmy Wales, Evan Williams, and Peter Thiel.
The Virtual Revolution: Episode 1 - The Great Levelling?
This episode examines if the World Wide Web is a "great leveller", and how this has developed the web.
The Virtual Revolution: Episode 2 - Enemy of the State?
Aleks Krotoski charts how the Web is forging a new brand of politics, both in democracies and authoritarian regimes.
The Virtual Revolution: Episode 3 - The Cost of Free
Aleks Krotoski gives the lowdown on how, for better and for worse, commerce has colonized the web - and reveals how web users are paying for what appear to be 'free' sites and services in hidden ways.
The Virtual Revolution: Episode 4 - Homo Interneticus?
In this episode, Aleks Krotoski concludes her investigation of how the World Wide Web is transforming almost every aspect of our lives.
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