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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 livesboth online and offto 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"
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-05-04
- Reviewer: Staff
Entrepreneur Granger explores the effects of the Internet on day-to-day life with this well-researched and thought-provoking tome. She also doles out advice for managing one's reputation online, especially on Facebook and Twitter and how to build and roll out a digital media strategy for personal branding. Other topics include the importance of setting family digital policies and how they keep children safe and how the Internet revolutionized modern business. Tips and takeaways are offered at the end of each chapter, and the book is peppered with surprising statistics: 90% of all the data in the world has been generated over the last two years; on average, an Internet user today is exposed to more information in one day than someone living in the 1500s was exposed to in an entire lifetime. This is a helpful primer on all things digital for anyone new to or overwhelmed by Internet culture. (Sept.)