I found out via Facebook that an old friend from my hometown lost his father. Finding out through social media is disconcerting enough, but I was a bit taken aback while looking through the messages.
While, I'm certainly not criticizing the right of people to express condolences digitally, I found the use of emoticons and the hearts, the misspellings, and the use of 'omg' downright insincere.
We're still learning about this medium, and to this point we've done a lot of celebrating. Graduation, jobs, engagements, babies. Everything seemed kosher.
But how should we deal with death?