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What has Facebook done to our relationship with death?

By Pete Langman  

Once begun, a virtual life never has to end

“Reconnect with Gena Dry”, my Facebook account nags. Except I can’t, because she died in February. This piece isn’t about Gena, though she is more than worthy of one. It’s about the way the internet has changed our relationship with facts–and the way it seems to have changed our relationship with death, too.

I found out she’d died via Facebook, so you’d think it would know: a mutual friend had seen an…

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