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Digital Diary: Talking About Death Online – NYTimes.com

by Jenna Wortham, New York Times

Posting about a personal loss online makes people — both the poster and the readers — uncomfortable. No one wants to see morbid thoughts and ruminations about death sandwiched between cheery updates about last night’s party and celebrity chatter. Why does the social Web seem limited to a few emotions?

Here’s a shortlist of the things I post about on the Internet on any given day of the week: the latest Rihanna remix, excerpts from interesting bits of writing around the Web, GIFs that made me crack up at my desk.

Here’s an even shorter list of the things I don’t post about online: death, or to be more specific, the recent death of my father.

Why is that?

Read more at  Digital Diary: Talking About Death Online – NYTimes.com.

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This entry was posted on July 1, 2012 by in Death, Ethics & Policy, Social Media and tagged , , , , , , , .
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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