The Digital Mystique How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life?Online and Off

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  • Copyright: 8/26/2014
  • Publisher: Seal Press
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In The Digital Mystique, Sarah Granger—a nationally recognized expert on online culture and social technology—shows us how digital media is shaping our lives in real time. Whether it's how we raise our children, communicate in love and partnerships, support causes, or establish friendships and trust, Granger pinpoints the best ways to seize digital opportunities to make our lives richer and fuller.

While the Internet era is one that is frequently criticized as undermining our health, privacy, concentration, and ability to sustain real-world relationships, Granger takes a more optimistic and empowering view. She shares real-life stories and surprising facts about our lives—both online and off—to shed new and fascinating light on the positive effects of the digital media revolution, showing us how we can personally learn, grow, and thrive by engaging in our digitized world.

The Digital Mystique includes the following chapters:

Connecting Is Just the Beginning
Friending Is Trending
Love in the Time of Messaging
The Kids Are Online
The Senior Moment
The Passion of the Web
There’s No Business Like E-Business
Community Is the Key
The Difference a Tweet Makes
What We Leave Behind
A Stitch in Digital Time

Author Biography

Sarah Granger is an award-winning digital media innovator who writes and speaks on how information technology impacts our lives and our world. A first-generation digital native, Granger has spent more than 25 years launching, building, and advising Internet and social media ventures, starting with a bulletin board system she published online at age 14 in Kansas City.

Granger's writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, Vogue, and BlogHer. She was a contributing author to three books: Ethical Hacking; Shift & Reset; and Diplomacy, Development and Security in the Information Age. Her lectures and keynotes have been delivered to a global audience at universities and conferences around the world, and she has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS News, RT, and NPR. In 2012, she was recognized as a “40 Under 40” rising star by The Silicon Valley Business Journal.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Granger has traveled to more than 35 countries and now lives in Silicon Valley. Stay in touch with her at sarahgranger.com.

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