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Triggered by a Celebrity’s Death? Here are 7 Ways to Care for Yourself and Others
By Rebecca Soffer
Public figures are deeply connected to our own lives and grieving their loss can be complicated. Here's a basic roadmap.
Twitter for Eternity
By Lara Ziobro
I wish I had more letters from my mother, more time with her, more everything. What I do have, though, is her 16.7K tweets.
Why I Didn’t Post About Grandma’s Death on Facebook
By Jasmine Cole-Marrow
It felt like something that I was supposed to do, but it wasn’t something I wanted to do.
We All Have ‘That Ex.’ Mine Died.
By Emily Michele Warchot and Rebecca Soffer
What it means to lose somebody who isn’t your somebody anymore.
When My Husband Died, Facebook Became My Boyfriend
By Lauren Jones
Some people see social media as a trigger during times of great suffering. But after my husband died, it helped me stay afloat amid my grief.
Putting My Dead Mom in the Cloud
By Marisa Bardach Ramel
After stalling for 15 years, I finally have a low touch way to introduce my kids to the vibrant woman I knew.
‘Congratulate Kim on Her Work Anniversary’
By Anne Pinkerton
The upside of LinkedIn’s reminder about my dead friend.
My Instagram Therapy
By Domenique Osborne
With @textsforjohn, I can still walk through the world looking for things to share with my brother — even though he’s no longer here.
The Museum of ‘Before’
By Magdalena Cychowski and Rebecca Soffer
My mother's Facebook profile has become a small souvenir of life (and her) before she got sick.
Help! My Sister Keeps Posting Photos of Our Dead Father (and Tagging Me) on Social
By Meg Tansey
Our advice columnist on what to do when your sibling keeps posting pics of your dead dad and tagging you on Facebook. #sigh
Don’t Call Sheryl Sandberg a Widow
Modern Loss speaks with the Facebook COO about micro-stepping her way through grief, 'Option B,' and how she approaches those painful trigger holidays.
Making My Dad A Searchable Term
By Tamiko Nimura
My dad died before the Internet. When I put his name out into the digital world, I couldn't have anticipated what would come back to me.
Ilana and Aaron are celebrating 9 years of friendship on Facebook!
By Ilana Sichel
Thing is, Aaron is dead.
Dead in Real Life, Alive on Twitter
By Kate Essig
How a post-mortem scrapbook project kept teaching me about my friend.
A Physical Place to Mourn a Virtual Friendship
By Christina Wallace
My friend and I encountered each other over social media and business travel. So it was complicated when he died, but my daily routine didn't change.
‘I Don’t Wait’
By Modern Loss
It's hard being patient when you're living with a fatal illness. Emily Kramer-Golinkoff is channeling her impatience into changing how Cystic Fibrosis research is done.
The Stillbirth Status Updates I Really Wanted to Write
By Jennifer Pardini
Here's what I really wanted to write about my pregnancy loss: mother of two, one living.
Timehopping My Way Through Life and Death
By Mandy Hitchcock
How the tech tool keeps screwing with my emotions. And why I can't say I hate it.
Meet Patricia, Aunt Esther’s Amazon Alter Ego
By Joey Chernila
It was only after my aunt's death that I really got to know her -- through hundreds of Amazon.com product reviews.
The Art of the Public Deathbed
By Ruby Dutcher
With her powerful presence on social media, writer, musician and cult celebrity Amanda Palmer offers a poignant lesson on grieving in front of an audience.
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