Dealing with death in the digital age

Our lives are increasingly being monitored on social media. We’re inclined to share life’s biggest moments—births, graduations, engagements, and deaths of loved ones. But what happens when we die?

Yes, it’s a macabre thought. However many of us have experienced the passing of a loved one who lives on thanks to the memories and moments shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Lives are digitally saved to the internet, and the years spent posting status updates are now a fixed timeline reminding loved ones that we do—or did—exist.


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