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Fordham Conversations: New Media and its Impact on Death

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The Angel of Grief. A 1894 sculpture by William Wetmore Story

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How have the internet and social media sites influenced how we remember those we've lost?

How has social media and the internet impacted the way we grieve.   Fordham University Professor Dr. Paul Levinson explains the influence of social media site’s like Facebook and Twitter on grief.  Then British website creator Jon Davis discusses his site "MuchLoved.com", where those who are grieving can create an online memorial page for a loved one who has past away. In addition, New York University associate professor, Dr. Charlton MacIlwain discusses the rise of web funerals. Finally, one woman shares a personal story on how Facebook has helped her grieve her son’s death.

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