I Beg Someone to Prove Me Wrong
“When my mother was dying, Facebook made it possible for my friends and family to give their support and love during a time when it was needed. When my mother died, notification was easier. The ongoing support I’m still receiving six months later is one example of how Facebook has shortened distances between loved ones.” – Mary Castle / New York
Mashable.com recently surpassed one million Facebook fans and marked the accomplishment by compiling an infographic of responses submitted by readers to the question “How has Facebook had an impact on your life?”
Facebook itself recently reached one billion users who each spend over 11 hours a month (on average) on the social network. Facebook is now woven into our everyday lives and we seem to hold back nothing when sharing on the social network.
The conversation is happening and death is a discussion that is taking place. Here are a few Facebook Timelines where consumers are creating thousands of discussions about death care, funeral services and grief.
The Grief Toolbox – 5,743 Liks and 3,300+ talking about this
“Grief The Unspoken” – 22,080 likes · 33,205 talking about this
Silent Grief – Child Loss Support - 3,535 likes · 1,523 talking about this
Grief Loss & Recovery - 6,089 likes · 188 talking about this
These Timelines are just a sampling of the conversations that are taking place on just Facebook and they fully support the statement I made in June “No One Wants to Talk About Death…Bulls**t!”
Still think I’m wrong? Listen to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandburg talk about the decision to post her Grandmother’s obituary on Facebook and the surprise response she received.
I beg someone to come up with facts that prove me wrong.
Come on funeral professionals, get on the boat before you drown.
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About the author
Ryan Thogmartin is founder and CEO of two innovative companies. Connecting Directors LLC (www.connectingdirectors.com) and Disrupt Media Group, LLC (www.disruptmg.com). ConnectingDirectors.com is the premier progressive online publication for funeral professionals. ConnectingDirectors.com is a thriving global publication with a reader base of over 15,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the industry. Disrupt Media Group, LLC is a social media marketing solutions firm. Disrupt MG focuses on proficiently assisting small businesses in creating engaging social media marketing strategies. Without a social media marketing strategy companies and brands are just aimlessly posting without any coherent direction. Social media marketing is more than just having a Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube page; businesses have to have a strategy to telling their story, one that opens the door and starts the conversation.
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