This past year, a friend from high school passed away. We hadn’t kept in touch over the years, but he was just one of those people I have fond memories of. When I saw the message from a friend on Facebook, my heart sank. Even though it has been 17 years, I could see who he was on his Facebook profile.
Yes, our friendship was no long IRL – it was a virtual friendship and his death unfolded before me all on his Facebook wall. First it was the photos and videos. Then as word quickly spread, there were the messages from friends – new and old and from his family. Heartbreaking. (And of course, there is that one person commenting under sad messages asking how did he die.)
Social media and death, what happens to us active on social media after we die? Here are a few things to know (including how to tweet from the grave):
Have You Had Any Experience With Someone Close to You Dying and Social Media?
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