"The revolution will be televised" for our times

Rest assured, your death will probably be tweeted about. NPR's Scott Simon explains how social media makes our private grief public.

I don’t believe that I confuse Facebook “friends” or Twitter “followers” with lifelong friends. But I think that new technologies like Twitter expand the circle of experience we have that form our ideas, beliefs, attitudes, and feelings. The internet, television, radio, books, and, for that matter, papyrus scrolls have done that, too. People going through life-changing events learn things about life and are moved to share them, with friends, and with total strangers. They want the person they love to be remembered. It is an utterly human response, imperfect but invaluable.

Source: https://medium.com/matter/grieving-41cb34d...