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Jes commented on End of life and depression

It's always a pleasure to see you here Bettina, I hope that you are well.  This topic seems like a bit of an elephant in the room on this challenge.  Thank you so much for sharing those inspirations, they're so on point (as usual!)  The app is wonderful, and I definitely think that there are lots of parallels for this challenge.  I'm looking forward to watching the TED talk when I get home from work :)  


Jes commented on Social Media and Death

Hey Shauna, I'm sorry for your loss. I've also heard about the deaths of a few friends via facebook, and it's a pretty surreal experience.  Like you, I didn't know if it was a joke, until it became clear that it wasn't.  It's also an odd place to grieve, and to share stories.  While I think that sharing stories with friends is an invaluable part of the grieving process, facebook  (and other social media tools) have none of the intimacy of sharing those stories in person.  The stories you swap also change as your state of grief changes - facebook's permanence makes this difficult.  I've also struggled with Linkedin, where you get automatic notifications that people have reached work anniversaries.  It's super strange having these reminders that that person is no longer reaching those mundane, everyday goals (like keeping at a job for another year).  

Hi Julie, absolutely, happy to help. I live in Australia, so email is probably easiest with time differences ( This is also only an idea, it hasn't been shipped. Good luck with the robotics project!