Grieving Loss on Facebook

When I signed up for Facebook in 2008, I saw it as a way to connect with old friends and keep up with the self-affirming things everyone was posting about themselves. What I did not expect was that Facebook would become a place where people worked through life-and-death issues. But then Nan Taylor died.

The Reason We Scroll Through Facebook Likes

A few years ago when I got on Facebook, there was no such thing as a “like” button (can you imagine it?).  You just posted status updates, photos, or links to articles, and the only way you knew whether people approved was if they commented on it.  Then the like button came along at some point and changed everything.  Now there was an instant measure of success for every insecure human being on Facebook.