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Author Sisto, Davide, 1978- author

Title Online afterlives : immortality, memory, and grief in digital culture / Davide Sisto ; translated by Bonnie McClellan-Broussard
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2020]
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Summary "An extended essay exploring how modern digital culture-especially social media-has changed our understanding and experience of death, memory and grieving"-- Provided by publisher
How digital technology--from Facebook tributes to QR codes on headstones--is changing our relationship to death. Facebook is the biggest cemetery in the world, with countless acres of cyberspace occupied by snapshots, videos, thoughts, and memories of people who have shared their last status updates. Modern society usually hides death from sight, as if it were a character flaw and not an ineluctable fact. But on Facebook and elsewhere on the internet, we can't avoid death; digital ghosts--electronic traces of the dead--appear at our click or touch. On the Internet at least, death has once again become a topic for public discourse. In Online Afterlives, Davide Sisto considers how digital technology is changing our relationship to death
Notes Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 22, 2020)
Subject Death -- Social aspects
Online social networks -- Social aspects
Internet -- Social aspects
Form Electronic book
Author McClellan-Broussard, Bonnie, translator
Recorded Books, Inc
ISBN 9780262360487
Other Titles Morte si fa social. English