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The Digital Mystique by Sarah Granger

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CHAPTER EIGHT

COMMUNITY IS THE KEY

“We live in such a global village that you can find like-minded people anywhere you go.”

—Rachel McAdams, actor

A few years ago, Anne-Marie Fowler, a gifted communications and policy expert who regularly shared her thoughts about important economic topics on Facebook, disappeared from Facebook for almost a week. Friends started posting on her page and sending her notes. They were worried. As it turned out, there was a reason to worry. Fowler had experienced an acute cardiac event, a mitral valve and left-sided heart failure, which almost ended her life. A congenital heart defect perceived to be of little to no consequence was suddenly an enormous danger. She was unconscious and on life support. Her family had ...

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