Tweeting Cancer

Submitted by Ruby Dutcher on Thu, 17 Apr 2014, 10:32pm

How does social media change how we talk about death? How might outlets like twitter shape and expand conversations around terminal illness? Writer Meghan O'Rourke draws on personal research and experience of her own mother's death to discuss cancer's place on twitter and the evolution of mourning rituals in a world that is both hyper-connected and hyper-disconnected.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
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