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Digital Death

WATCH: How We Grieve In The Digital Age

Fast Company | Jeff Beer | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

Last year, Chicago street performer Tom Loconti committed suicide. But before his death, Loconti—known as "Plainwhite Tom"—used Facebook to say go...

Death On The Internet: The Rise Of Livestreaming Funerals

The Atlantic | Lex Berko | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

It’s 11 o'clock on a Tuesday morning. Usually at this hour, I’d be stepping out of my office for an absurdly early lunch, but not today. Today, I ...

You Really Do Live Twice... Do Do You Die Twice

Trish Mitchell | Posted 03.18.2012 | Media
Trish Mitchell

Remember that old Bond movie, You Only Live Twice? Well, it's actually true. You have your "normal" life in your physical body, which does all kinds...

About the Death of Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Green

It appeared the stunt of "killing" off top celebrities from social networking spheres would easily garner $1 million in a day or two. But after 24 hours, the flow of dollars began to slow. That became a catalyst for fodder.

Celebrity Digital Death: Why Hasn't It Been More Successful?

Amanda Farah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amanda Farah

The Digital Death fundraiser garnered attention by convincing A-list celebrities to quit Twitter and Facebook to raise money to help children suffering from AIDS. But what has become most noteworthy about it has been its underperformance.

Alicia Keys' Digital Death Twitter AIDS Fundraiser Reaches $1M Goal

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK — Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and other celebrities can sign back online, thanks to donations from their fans and a philanthropist. Keys an...