Just imagine how your online friend can be informed of your death?
Imagine how your online friends can be informed of your death. Just imagine how they'll feel when they get the news, and what they'll do afterward.
Maybe you're imagining it now, but I know that if someone close to me died, I'd want to know as soon as possible—and I'd want to see all the love and support my friends had for me.
So let's think about how we can make that happen!
Have you ever thought about how your online friends will find out about your death?
It might be hard for some people to imagine not having a physical presence in the world. But the truth is, even if we were all standing in the same room together, we wouldn't necessarily know when one of us had died.
That's why it's so important to make sure your social media profiles are updated with information about where to send flowers or put donations instead of flowers. It's also helpful to include a message from the family explaining what happened and how anyone who wants to honor you should get involved.
It's hard to imagine, but when you're gone, it's not just those who knew you in person who will feel the loss. Even if you never met them in person, there are people out there who have gotten to know and care about you online.
Maybe they were your best friend. Maybe they were a stranger who was just trying to help out as they do on Reddit. Maybe they were someone who didn't know what they were doing and ended up getting sucked into this weird fantasy world that was your life.
No matter how much time we spend with each other, there is always more than one side of us—and sometimes the people we don't know in real life get access to parts of ourselves that others don't see. This can be a beautiful thing: You get to be yourself without all the pressure and expectations from other people around you. But it can also be a painful thing: If someone doesn't care about or understand this part of your identity, then they won't be able to support or validate it when you need them most.
So just think for a minute about all those people out there who are going to miss your presence when you're gone. And think about how important it is for them
You can't go through the front door, and you're not allowed to call anyone. The only way to let your friends know is through a message on Facebook or Twitter. You write a short message and post it on social media, hoping that someone will see it.
The most important thing to remember is that your online friends are people, just like you. They have lives and families and hopes and dreams and they're not just digital avatars. They probably feel the same way you do when they think about what will happen when they die.
So how can they be informed of your death? There's no easy answer to that question. But here are some things to consider:
- Do they know how to reach out to other people if something happens? Do they have a plan in place for that?
- Do they have a will? Have they named an executor? - Have you named an executor for your estate? If not, why not?
- What would you want them to know about your life if anything at all?
Imagine the last time you were online, and you saw a message from a friend that said "I have cancer."
You probably felt bad for them, right? You probably wanted to reach out and offer support. But if they had died in the interim, you would never have known.
If someone close to you dies, it's important to let their online friends know. In the event of a death in your family, the last thing anyone wants is to find out through social media—the same place they found out about your engagement.
It's hard to imagine what it's like to go through a personal tragedy. How do you know who to tell? What do you say? When do you say it?
When someone dies, so many people need to be informed. And with social media being so prevalent these days, it can be hard to keep track of who's online and offline at any given time.
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