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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.