Social Media Meets Funeral Service? The Pro’s And Cons

By: George Darte
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Nowadays, almost everybody has a Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account. They use social media sites to connect with loved ones, exchange information, and maintain contact with people who live in various cities or countries.

Understandably, social media has altered how people intimate others of the death of a loved one and share their sorrow. Darte Funeral Home has found that these networks have both advantages and disadvantages.

The Benefits

Social networking is a common medium that allows people to keep in contact with one another. There are many benefits of integrating these networks into the funeral and bereavement process. Among these advantages are the following:

  • Information Spreading – In a simple message, you can inform those you know about the loss of a loved one. Your online friends will spread the news and post condolence messages. This is more convenient than contacting or emailing each individual to notify them.
     
  • Informing Unknown Connections – Your loved one can have contacts and colleagues that you are unaware of. When you share the news on social media, it will reach everyone in the deceased person's network, ensuring that no one is left out.
     
  • Remembrance Page – On sites such as Facebook, you can build a memorial page. That's a wonderful way to celebrate a loved one's life on a digital forum.

Since social media is a worldwide network, you can quickly meet everyone, no matter where they are.

The Disadvantages

Unfortunately, these networks have a few drawbacks that you should be aware of before utilizing them for this purpose:

  • Many people believe that writing a tribute or reminding people of the death of a loved one on social networks is impersonal.
     
  • The older generation is less technologically advanced and does not have social media profiles.
     
  • On these networks, few items are private or intimate. The post can draw the attention of unknown individuals and trolls.

If you want to know more about our funeral services, reach out to us at Darte Funeral Home. You can call (905) 937-4444 or use our contact form.

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