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#DayOfTheDead - Attitudes towards Death on the internet and social media microblogs

Norris, James, Strand, Jacob and Taubert, Mark 2017. #DayOfTheDead - Attitudes towards Death on the internet and social media microblogs. Presented at: 5th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Madrid, Spain, 18-20 May 2017. Hayward,

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Abstract

The internet has been the biggest catalyst for change since the industrial revolution. It has changed the ways in which we communicate and now is changing how we prepare for death and remember our loved ones. Death and dying are still seen as taboo subjects in many societies, but social media microblogs appear to be bucking this trend. This poster will display datasets obtained from the Digital Death and Digital Legacy Infographic data collection 2016. In it, we highlight the impact these recent changes have had on attitudes and behaviours in those internet users that engage online. The poster will be very visual and it will also include an interactive bar chart (made out of two pieces of transparent tubing). This will simply ask attendees “have you made any plans for your digital assets and digital legacy?’ The infographic can be found at: http://digitallegacyassociation.org/ the-digital-assets-and-digital-legacy-infographic-2016/

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: Hayward
ISSN: 1352-2779
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 13:30
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/121279

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