social media and grief.

Social media is a 2 edged sword.

It’s “one stop shopping” for so many of us. In 5 minutes, we can touch base with 10 people without getting off the couch.

There are some downsides, too. And we pretty much know what they are.

One obscure downside is how we handle death. Below is a link to an article worth reading. It will help if you have been a frustrated recipient. And it will help you if you did not know how the timing of posting a comment could be hurtful.

Remember, it’s the immediate family who comes first. It’s been said others are hurting, too, and it’s just their way of grieving when they comment on a social media site.

I understand that. But as the article points out, there is a hierarchy of grief. If you really want to help, don’t add more stress to the immediate family.

“Please read this before you post another RIP on social media

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2 thoughts on “social media and grief.

  1. It’s true, too many people want to be the first person to pass the news. They really don’t know if family and close friends already know. What an earthshaking way to learn.

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