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The 7 Stages of Internet Grief

amy winehouse The 7 Stages of Internet GriefThis is a post by Matt Langer that originally appeared on his blog.

1. People tweet about dead celebrity

2. People tweet about what dead celebrity meant to them

3. People tweet insensitive jokes about dead celebrity

4. People tweet about how it’s too soon to be tweeting insensitive jokes about dead celebrity

5. People tweet about how other people tweeting about dead celebrity aren’t tweeting the right way about dead celebrity

6. People tweet about how people tweeting about dead celebrity should instead be tweeting about recent tragedy

7. People tweet about how people who tweet about how people tweeting about dead celebrity should instead be tweeting about recent tragedy are assholes

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for reminding me – I haven’t checked my twitter in 1.5 weeks. Wanna know why, Twitter?  NO LIKE BUTTON. cya.

    1. Anonymous says:

      It’s the little star, silly.

      1. Anonymous says:

        Oh you are KIDDING.  I need to kill myself now.  I thought that was favorites, like in Google Reader.

      2. Anonymous says:

        It’s sort of in-between those two things… you can use favstar.fm to see who has fav’d your tweets but it’s not really emphasized on Twitter.