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Is It Okay To Mourn Celebrity Death Online? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

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Published on Mar 16, 2016

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Is the internet an “acceptable” place to mourn?

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As we progress further into the age of technology and social media, some new trends have emerged around how we as a society deal with death. The younger generation’s tendencies to mourn in the public space that is the internet has been met with a certain amount of criticism and contempt, but is it warranted? Our modern culture has created a stigma around the ways in which we choose to grieve, and has attempted to designate what is “acceptable” and “genuine,” and what is not. On this week’s Idea Channel, we offer a defense of online mourning, and why it should not be met with such disdain. Please express your own views in the comments below!

FURTHER READING:

Funeral Selfies Are The Latest Evidence Apocalypse Can't Come Soon Enough
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10...

Teenagers Are Taking Selfies At Funerals — And A New Tumblr Has The Entire Cringeworthy Collection
http://www.businessinsider.com/selfie...

A Passionate Defense of Selfies at Funerals
http://jezebel.com/a-passionate-defen...

RT If You're :( About Someone Dying
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/...

On social media and collective mourning
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2...

Generation Why?
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2010/...

RIP to #RIP: Why We Should Give Up Public Mourning on Social Media
http://www.vogue.com/3620415/public-m...

The power of communal grief: Mourning Mandela and beyond
http://www.salon.com/2013/12/06/the_p...

An Online Generation Redefines Mourning
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/23/fas...

Enter the Grief Police
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainm...

AFTER DEATH, DON’T MOURN, DIGITIZE WITH SITES LIKE ETERNI.ME
http://www.newsweek.com/2014/08/29/af...

How We Mourn in the Age of Social Media
http://time.com/47252/mourning-social...

Bowie's Law: Grief is a delicate thing and too much internet mourning can make hypocrites of us all​
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/c...

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"Dream Of Autumn" by Night Shift Master
https://soundcloud.com/dj-darkmatter-

"Insert Toy For Coin" by Eatme (http://eatme.pro/music/)

"Dizor" by Outsider
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https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/440

"Something like this" by Outsider
https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/440

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Written and hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta)
(who also has a podcast! Reasonably Sound: http://bit.ly/1sCn0BF)

Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com)

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