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Technology is changing how Americans remember the dead –

Mourning becomes electric: Tech changes the way we grieve

By Laura Petrecca, USA TODAY Updated 20h 37m ago

A video camera, audio files and blogging software all helped Diane DiResta handle the recent deaths of loved ones.

Angelo Merendino, who lost his wife, Jennifer, to cancer, documented the experience on a Facebook page.

When her 91-year-old aunt passed away in 2010, DiResta videotaped the eulogies to create a record of the moving words spoken. She wasn’t ready to talk about her aunt at the service, so she used AudioAcrobat to record her thoughts, then e-mailed that audio file to close family.

After a cherished 89-year-old uncle died in Las Vegas in February — and there was no service or Mass to follow — the New York City resident again turned to technology.

via Technology is changing how Americans remember the dead –


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This entry was posted on May 31, 2012 by in Death, Social Media.
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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