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The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your LifeOnline and Off Paperback – August 26, 2014
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Randi Zuckerberg, New York Times bestselling author of Dot Complicated
"Sarah Granger knows what works on the Internet, and how it can be used in genuine and effective ways. The Digital Mystique articulates that know-how in ways useful both for people new to social media, and for those who are experienced and looking for a new perspective."
Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist
There are many thinkers contemplating how to bring balance and serenity to our overstimulated lives, but few as profound and practical as Sarah Granger. Put her advice to practice. The quality of your life, both online and off, will depend upon it.”
Amanda Enayati, CNN contributor and author of Seeking Serenity
The online world can open up doors: You can make an impact, get connected, even find love. But most of us have no idea how to navigate these new lands. Here's Sarah Granger to show us the way.”
Nilofer Merchant, bestselling author of 11 Rules for Creating Value in #SocialEra
Sarah Granger is a terrific guide to help us let technology empower instead of overwhelm. She is signal in the noise.”
Tiffany Shlain, founder of The Webby Awards
Sarah Granger is the quintessential digital maven with her finger on the pulse of digital life. She has written a smart, funny, and invaluable book packed with rich stories and great ideas for anyone who wants to get’ the Internet and understand how it can help them in their daily lives.”
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About the Author
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.
More About the Author
Sarah's writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The San Francisco Chronicle, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, BlogHer and Forbes. She was a contributing author of 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.
She has been featured on CBS News, Good Morning America, RT and NPR. In 2012, she was recognized as one as a "40 Under 40" rising stars by The Silicon Valley Business Journal. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she has traveled to more than 35 countries and lives in Silicon Valley.
Stay in touch with Sarah at www.sarahgranger.com.
Top Customer Reviews
She takes a refreshing and practical approach. Like me, she believes the best communities consist of both online and offline components and she provides specific tips on such topics as managing your online persona and building your business.
One of my favorite lessons she notes is, "as technology continues to play a greater role in our lives, we have more and more opportunities to reach out and help others online, and to make our own lives more meaningful in the process." This is the law of giving in action.
For anyone who gets results with and through relationships, this book should be on your shelf.
Sarah Granger, a well-known leader and connecter in the digital world, provides key resources, explainers and action tips that will help jumpstart your effectiveness online. Her chapter on digital campaigning, "The Difference a Tweet Makes," starts with the story of Miles Scott, a gravely ill child granted his wish of becoming "Batkid" for a day in the city of San Francisco. Miles' wish took over the internet for days in November 2013, connecting millions of people from around the world in compassion and celebration of life. Like many others, I had a personal connection to Miles after learning of his story in an email from a friend who's daughter had also been granted a wish through Make-A-Wish Foundation. We'd also used online tools to organize a bone marrow match search and registration drive for my friend's daughter.
In the face of personal and societal crisis, each of us, thanks to the internet, have access to community unparalleled in history.
Sarah's book is full of illustrative examples like the outpouring of online and offline support for Miles and his dream, backed up by helpful information on tools and techniques needed to go from idea to action online. It recognizes the new collective power we have to do good, to achieve our dreams, to move policymakers and government, and to share our stories to create a better world.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is far more appropriate for an older person who has had little contact with social media. It did not contain any particularly useful tips for a Gen-X individual who has... Read morePublished 3 months ago by D
I found myself saying: “I wish I had read Sarah’s book years ago”. Her genius is the simplicity of her message: we all have digital lives; and we better take control of it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Myra
Excellent insights on how to use technology better. As a parent of a tween, I was particularly interested in her thoughts on that front. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Raspasa
Sarah Granger helps us understand a critical point: online life is no longer orthogonal to the rest of our existence, it is no longer a casual, ignorable "hobby" or bad... Read morePublished 17 months ago by IdaRose Sylvester
This is a must read book for everyone since we live in a digital world. I consider myself an avid technology user. Read morePublished 17 months ago by T. Kao
The Digital Mystique is an absolutely great book for individuals and online connection. It speaks to many age groups and helps do away with the mystery of digital interaction. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Silvery
Digital Mystique by Sarah Granger is a great book for anyone and everyone who wants to understand all the elements of the online world. Read morePublished 17 months ago by B. Blecherman
This book is an excellent guide both for "digital natives" and for those just getting started. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kamy Wicoff