Social Media Etiquette for A Death

  1. If you're not the first obvious person to post about it, don't become the first person to post about it. It's not your place.
  2. A card is a lot more meaningful than a wall post or comment or email. Eventually, all the notification numbers just become a source of anxiety and, eventually, guilt. Buy a card, write in with your own damn handwriting, put a stamp on it, and send it.
  3. Go ahead and shelve whatever sense of entitlement you have to information concerning the death.
  4. Comfort in. Dump out.
  5. If you don't know what happened, it's natural to guess and jump to conjecture. Just, dear god, please don't do it online.
Anthony Parrott

Anthony Parrott

Washington, DC