Death in the Digital Age

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Quirk, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Quirk

    Quirk Senior member

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    Earlier today, I was informed that a colleague's mother had died, and I was provided with a link to the funeral home's website, where I could read an obituary, get details about the funeral arrangements and send my e-condolences (my word, not theirs). I'm just old enough to feel weird about sending my trite little expression of sympathy via internet - not that I'm in the habit of sending condolence cards, either - but is this 'e-grieving' business common nowadays?
     


  2. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    When a friend's mother died recently, friends sent him their condolences via his myspace/facebook wall. Wow.
     


  3. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Somewhere in Vancouver B.C., William Gibson is sadly shaking his head and saying... "I told you so"
     


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