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NPR’s Scott Simon has been live-tweeting the death of his mother.The question of how we deal with death now has become increasingly complex in an era when anything can be shared with anyone. We take to social media to announce our engagements, our babies, our new jobs. But should our thoughts on the dying remain a private affair? Is it fair to bring others into our own, deeply personal experiences with death through very public mediums? Are social media updates becoming another stage of the grieving process?

NPR’s Scott Simon has been live-tweeting the death of his mother.

The question of how we deal with death now has become increasingly complex in an era when anything can be shared with anyone. We take to social media to announce our engagements, our babies, our new jobs. But should our thoughts on the dying remain a private affair? Is it fair to bring others into our own, deeply personal experiences with death through very public mediums? Are social media updates becoming another stage of the grieving process?

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    Grieve the way you need.
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    I think it’s for the individual to decide how much of their life to share and how much to keep a “private affair.”...
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    It helped me SO much to use Facebook as a tool to help cope when my mom was in her last days.
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    Beautiful article, worth a read.
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