Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The Tuesday Chattery - In Which We Chat About Social Media Sympathies & Condolences

Hey All and welcome back to The Chattery

We passed by Jervis Street last night and the footpath was filled with flowers and dedications to Yao Webster from Donabate in Dublin who lost her life there yesterday in a road traffic accident. It was only when we arrived home that we learned that Peaches Geldof had passed away too. Two huge shocks for two heartbroken families and, to a much lesser extent, for those of us learning of the news. 

There has been much debate online about people tweeting and updating their Facebook to offer condolences to people they didn't know and whether it is, in fact, 
attention seeking behaviour for themselves. 

I don't think it is, for the most part, it is human nature to react with shock to a life cut short, regardless of our connection to that life and to feel empathy toward a family in grief. 

Tell us, what do you think of people using social media to offer their sympathies to celebs who have recently passed or to those documented in the media? 

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