The Maine organization that each year provides tens of thousands of holiday wreaths for Arlington National Cemetery gravesites says it’s falling short of its goal this year – by some 35,000 wreaths.
A Facebook engineer said Thursday that the social network has informally experimented with an alternative to “like”: specifically, the “sympathize” button. Facebook’s members have for years demanded a less cheery way to quickly respond to friends’ posts, pointing out that “liking” becomes awkward and inappropriate when someone posts about a breakup, a death or even just a bad day.
One day each of us will pass on and be no more. We will cease to be, expired stiff and bereft of life, our metabolic processes part of history. Most of us don’t like to think about joining the choir invisible or, for that matter, what will happen to our online profiles once we become ex-people.
Caran Johnson from Washington State avidly tweets local news and has amassed over 1,000 followers for her updates. Last night, she took to Twitter to live-tweet a car crash in her hometown of Vancouver before learning that her husband was a victim.
Just think if this funeral home was putting their social media on autopilot and didn’t have a real live conversation with their audience – all the value would be sucked out of this post. What good is a one-sided conversation?
Olympian Ronnie Ray Smith’s casket racing down the track. Why is everyone not watching Best Funeral Ever?!?
Sticking with the so-unusual-it-must-be-true formula for their reality programming, TLC’s “Best Funeral Ever” returned to the airwaves. The series follows Dallas-based Golden Gate Funeral Home’s staff as they prepare over-the-top “home-going” ceremonies.
You came into the world with nothing. You can leave it with style. Your style.
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As we shared with you yesterday, our good friend and supporter Caleb Wilde, was featured on NBCNEWS.com – because of his edgy, humorous style he has received some backlash from readers and other funeral professionals.