Social Media Etiquette for A Death
- 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.
- 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.
- Go ahead and shelve whatever sense of entitlement you have to information concerning the death.
- Comfort in. Dump out.
- 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.