According to the World Cancer Research Fund, in 2018 there were about 18 million new cases of cancer worldwide.
It is no secret that Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms have become mainstream staples in most of our lives. But did you ever stop to think why that is? What is it about these networks that make them so appealing for people and turn them into something upon which we depend? The answer is, of course, a complicated one. Enough has been said about the actual product hooks these companies put into the experience that make these platforms addictive, but there is something much more fundamental, more human that keeps bringing us back: connection. We are social creatures and we all like to be supported and encouraged by others. That desire is magnified when we are in crisis mode, such as when someone receives a cancer diagnosis.