1 Jul

I was poking around for examples of online death notices the other day, and came across this Cleburne News page:

The Cleburne News ObituariesI fully understand the important social role that the obituaries play, both in their original paper format, and in their new online incarnation.

I get why people might like the ability to add comments to an individual obit, it strikes me as a good place for people to leave remembrances and anecdotes.

I still think adding a ‘Thumbs Up’ option is pretty harsh.


2 Responses to “Obituaries”

  1. bmj2k July 1, 2010 at 13:33 #

    What is the ettiquette here? Does a thumbs up mean you like the obituary? Or the death?

    This has to be a case of simply reusing a template.

    • JRD Skinner July 1, 2010 at 18:06 #

      I know, it’s all very confusing: should we be happy or sad for those people with zero for their thumb count?

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