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-Sharon W. Psychologists believe– especially in the social media climate– that it’s possible to keep close to the dead– to never sever ties. This isn’t necessarily a good thing, but it’s called a

“continuing bond.” What we have to ask ourselves now is:

“Do we want this?” It’s quite possible that the accessibility of our late loved one’s profiles will affect the way we get over death in the long term. These social gravesites are just a click away anywhere in the world.

There are no fences around our cemeteries anymore. So will it become harder for us to let go? Will continuing bonds become automatic in 60 years time? “…the digital memorial…is likely to create a sense that we should always be remembering, and, therefore, possibly

always grieving.” -Charlton @



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