Social media and grieving, changing norms

Cynthia CloskeyGeneral

Last week I was quoted in an article about social media and grieving, “A time to tweet? Sharing personal experiences on social media,” by Jenny Wagner in the Beaver Valley Times (subscription required).

Cynthia Closkey, president of web communication firm Big Big Design, said everyone has his or her own level of comfort for sharing personal experiences online.

“I have a blog and a Twitter account, Facebook and Google Plus, and when my dad passed away, I hadn’t written about it during the process, but when he died I felt like that’s a thing I kind of want to memorialize,” she said.

Closkey said she had to weigh the various platforms and who she was connected to on each while deciding whether she wanted to share such a personal experience.

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