Better Than IRL
Fiction & Feeling

Better Than IRL

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Better Than IRL is a collection of true stories about finding your people on the untamed internet. This wild version of the internet existed in a time before algorithms, corporations, and terms of service made anything more than an emoji hard to come by. A time when the internet was still new, and huge, and unruly. No one knew quite what to do with it, but we built our little corners and made lasting connections. With essays written by pioneers and participants from online communities, this paperback (or digital book!) looks at how this specific time on the internet changed us, and how we can take the elements that made it so much better than IRL with us into the future.


  • Jadzia Axelrod
  • Erica Buist
  • Mel G. Cabral
  • Kyle Cassidy
  • Andy Connor
  • Molly Crabapple
  • Randell Zuleka Dauda
  • Melissa Gira Grant
  • Anaïs Escobar Mathers
  • Mohale Mashigo
  • Mimi Mondal
  • James Mitchell
  • Sisonke Msimang
  • Ryan North
  • Charles Pulliam-Moore
  • Thomas Pluck
  • Leah Reich
  • Kaite Welsh & Lola Keeley
  • Jon Sung
  • Catherine Tan
  • Kaitlin Tremblay
  • Damien Patrick Williams
  • Jessica Val Ang

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