social media bereavement
Hello from Costa Rica! The New York Times published a fascinating article on how social media is changing the way Millennials respond to grief. Text message condolences, announcements of deaths on Facebook, funeral pages to express feelings, the author demonstrated in “A Generation Redefines Mourning” that this first generation of “digital natives” are bringing their ease with social media to America’s ill-at-ease culture around death.
What intrigued me most were the comments to the author’s observations. Persons of all ages, not just Millennials gave examples of how they found on-line expressions useful or comforting, or very troubling.
Please click on the article below and I’d love to hear your own experiences and thoughts on this changing landscape of grief expression.