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What To Do When Someone Dies: Online Accounts

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iMortuary Blog
In our modern Internet age, there are multiple places where we interact and communicate online. From standard email accounts and Facebook to Foursquare and Twitter, an individual can juggle as many as several dozen online accounts at one time. And when an unexpected death occurs, this can leave several loose ends that need to be tied up before you can finally say your goodbyes.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 January 2011 13:20 ) Read more...

For the Funeral Too Distant, Mourners Gather on the Web

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The New York Times
January 24, 2011
In an age of commemorating birthdays, weddings and anniversaries on Facebook and Twitter, it was perhaps inevitable that live Web-streaming funerals for friends and loved ones would be next.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 January 2011 09:31 ) Read more...

With Poem, Broaching the Topic of Death

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New York Times
January 24, 2011

In Navajo culture, talking about death is thought to bring it about, so it is not discussed. Now health workers are trying to find a comfortable way to begin the conversation.....

The vehicle was a poem: "When that time comes, when my last breath leaves me, I choose to die in peace to meet Shi' dy' in" -- the creator. Written in both Navajo and English, it serves to open a discussion about living wills and advance directives.
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Life Cycle: part two

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Graceful Journey
January 22, 2011
Death. The word is fearsome, final ... fatal. Sometimes death lingers at the doorstep and at other times it comes with no warning. When is good time to die? We could debate the question, but apart from living a healthy lifestyle, buckling our seatbelts, and hopefully wearing good genes, we have little say in the matter.

What is not debatable is that each one of us will face our own death and have probably already experienced the loss of someone dearly loved. Until relatively recently, our culture reacted to death differently - as do most other cultures today.
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Interview with America’s Only High School Death Ed Teacher

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Digital Dying
January 17, 2011

How did teaching the course change your own views on death?

I don’t necessarily go out have a few beers and start talking about death education, but I am very comfortable talking about death. When I was teaching the class many people would ask me questions about it. As one student said, it was a course on how to live, not how to die. Once you spend time thinking about death, you realize that certain things you think are important are not, and other things you think are not important are.
Read the full article in Digital Dying


Exit Strategy (A Textbook on Death & Dying)

The Good Funeral Guide (19 January 2011)
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 January 2011 14:47 )

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