That’s because posting about a more personal loss makes people — both the poster and the readers — uncomfortable. It’s awkward enough to figure out whether to like, favorite or respond to tweets and status updates bemoaning a bad day, a breakup or a tragic news article. When it comes to death, it’s even harder. No one wants to see morbid thoughts and ruminations about death sandwiched between cheery updates about last night’s party and celebrity chatter.

Thanks Silicon Valley for making these cool places for us to all hang out online.  Now make them work for people who have things heavier than cat pictures to report out to their people.  More from Jenna Wortham of NYT.

Posted on July 19, 2012 .