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Escaping from a rabbit hole of online grief

When her father was sick with throat cancer, Tate Ryan-Mosley headed online.

At first, the self described ‘super-googler’ was looking to learn as much as she could about the medical aspects of her dad’s diagnosis.

Then when it seemed like grief was on the horizon, she tried to use the web to prepare herself.

It led the tech reporter into a tsunami of other people’s tragedy.

Online algorithms on platforms like Instagram, Amazon, and Google Discover offered her example after example of cancer and loss – even when she hadn’t explicitly sought them out. Ryan-Mosley spoke about her experience on People First Radio.

You can find her written account of the experience here.


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