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Social Media and Death

Here's What's Wrong With All Those Well-Meaning Robin Williams Tweets

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living

When legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away on Aug. 11, many people took to social media to express their heartfelt thoughts and mess...

The New Afterlife

Zack Harris | Posted 07.12.2013 | Technology
Zack Harris

Death ends a life, but not a soul. The spirit lives on. But where does Facebook enter the picture? Does a Facebook profile get buried like a body? Or does it become a living spirit?

Huffington This Week: Death and the GOP

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, Jaweed Kaleem examines the ways social networking sites like Facebook are opening up the conversation about death, allowing people's profiles to remain even after their death. And Jon Ward takes us inside the Republican party in the wake of Mitt Romney's loss to President Obama, revealing a party grappling with existential questions.

Social Media and the Promise of Eternal Life

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women
Julie Flynn Badal

There it was, posted between a Pinterest recipe and YouTube video by Florence and the Machine. Deb, a former colleague, had died of cancer. She was 40 years old.