Identity and Online Advocacy

When are we truly dead online?: The complexities of finalising death in the online context.

Sabbadini_Gemma_Conference_Paper_PDFDownload ABSTRACTFor many users of social media, they may have that one person in their friends list that has passed away, but every year without fail, the platform sends out a notification to say ‘happy birthday’ to them (Pennington, 2013). Users may find this jarring and take a minute to reflect on their relationship with this person, but then continue to scroll through their newsfeed, with this moment depleting into insignificance. This example reflects Read more […]