Virtual life after death?

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Virtual life after death?

Post by gardenlaw » Sat May 22, 2010 5:25 pm

There is perhaps a better sense of the living person on their remaining Facebook or MySpace page than anywhere else.

It has been suggested that the existence of this online presence after people die, plus the accessibility of online memorials, could draw out the grieving process.

But this may not be a bad thing, says Mark Dunn, a psychotherapist. He believes most of us in the developed world do not grieve for long enough and that the internet "may allow us to learn the mechanics of grieving again."

Does anyone feel the same?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8691238.stm

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Re: Virtual life after death?

Post by appledore » Sun May 23, 2010 4:01 pm

gardenlaw wrote: But this may not be a bad thing, says Mark Dunn, a psychotherapist. He believes most of us in the developed world do not grieve for long enough and that the internet "may allow us to learn the mechanics of grieving again."

Does anyone feel the same?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8691238.stm
Everyone grieves differently. We all grieve for the length of time that is right for us. We also find different ways to cope with the death of a loved one. I don't think there's a wrong or right way.
Keep calm and carry on.

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Post by Clifford Pope » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:00 pm

The coming generation only exist in a virtual world of facebook etc anyway. So there will be little noticeable change when they die. How do they know? as someone once famously quipped when told of another's death :)

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