What Grieving Online Really Is

October 7, 2016

As online technologies continue to progress, people’s behavior about death takes a whole new space. Others call it the age of digital mourning.
On Facebook, for instance, pages are memorialized wherein users can visit the memorial page of the deceased individual and leave RIP’s such offerings and birthday visits. Players as well of online multiplayer games can build tombstones for people who already passed away. These scenarios clearly explain how mourning and grief have moved into a digital space. Simply put, digital mourning has made social media a natural extension not only of daily life but also all its rituals.
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