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How Twitter has changed tragedy

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I remember aimlessly scrolling through Twitter when the first tweets came through from the Boston Globe reporting of explosions at the 2013 Boston Marathon. After the …

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How do you mourn the friends you make online?

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When you think of mourning, what comes to mind? For most of us, you may think of someone’s favourite food or a nice memory or silly …

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Sharing death on social media – can it go too far?

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We now check Facebook upwards of 14 times and spend over 2 hours a day on social media. It’s safe to say  it has truly become …

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How we ritualise death in a digital world

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From the 40 day mourning period we see in the Muslim faith, to white being the colour of mourning in China – all religions and cultures …

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Would you beat death by uploading your brain to a computer?

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Would you beat death by uploading your brain to a computer? In the 200,000 or so years humans have existed on this planet, it’s fair to …

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Why is hacking into dead people’s Facebook accounts so popular?

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Why is hacking into dead people’s Facebook accounts so popular? Trading in Facebook accounts is a huge business. Inactive Facebook accounts, or those that used to …