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Mourning Option A
By Sheryl Sandberg
Thirty days after her husband's sudden death, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shares a transparent portrait of grief -- and her determination to make the best of what's next.
Getting Dead Loved Ones #Offline
By Modern Loss
We know it's a job that sucks. So we're giving you the step-by-step instructions to get it done.
My Facebook Page, After Me
By Rebecca Soffer
After years of blunders, the company finally hit the mark when it comes to death and loss by letting users choose what their networks can see after they die, and who can manage them.
The Voicemail Afterlife
By Sara Goldfarb
My grandma called daily and, I sometimes sent her to voicemail — rationalizing that I was just too busy to pick up. In the wake of her death, I cherish those recordings.
Grieving on Facebook
By Gabrielle Birkner
A new piece in The Atlantic looks at the rise of Facebook death notices — and their impact on mourners and observers alike.
News of Dad’s Death, Spread on Facebook
By Amanda MacGregor
Thanks to social media, my father's death was old news by the time I found out about it.
A Case for Old-Fashioned Condolences
By Jennifer Richler
Facebook is encouraging laziness in face of grief. Let’s turn the corner.
Facebook Wall as Condolence Note?
By Meg Tansey
So your friend or colleague posts on social media about a death in the family. How should you respond? Our advice guru weighs in on that question and more in her latest column.
Visiting Dad on Google Street View
By Bill Frankel
Before Dad died, Google cameras captured him — healthy and happy — tending his yard. For years after his death, I visited him frequently in cyberspace.
Deleting My Mother
By Esther D. Kustanowitz
When Gmail kept prompting me to email my dead mother, drastic action was necessary.
Selfies at Funerals: SRSLY?
What's behind the funeral photos populating the web? Modern Loss explores the brave new world of grieving.
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