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Oonie commented on Funeral Selfies

as of this writing, there are ~338K posts on Instagram that have the #funeral or #funerals hashtag, which puts this in the same neighborhood of posts that have the #really, #sarcasm, and #cutest hashtags (individually, not together).


The way your dad talks about "everyone around here" made me wonder if he is living in assisted living.  He talks about the "celebration of life" that happens in the community in the wake of a death.

I'd love to know how other assisted living (or similar) communities of the aged treat, handle, talk about the deaths that happen in their midst.  The rituals & such.


Oonie commented on The Order of the Good Death

A lovely observation.

There is also a scale/reach benefit - video is shared more than any other kind of online content (4x more, according to Contently, although the #s differ).   Also (and perhaps as a result), YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world.  Which is to say that we (increasingly) prefer to get information in video form.