Maintaining relational continuity with the deceased on Facebook.

@article{DeGroot2012MaintainingRC,
  title={Maintaining relational continuity with the deceased on Facebook.},
  author={Jocelyn M. DeGroot},
  journal={Omega},
  year={2012},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={195-212}
}
Scholars have noted that communication helps maintain relational continuity despite physical absence; yet, the specific role of communication in continuing a relationship with the deceased has not been analyzed. In this study, messages directed to the deceased on Facebook memorial group walls were examined to explore how grieving individuals utilize Facebook memorial groups in order to make sense of the death of a loved one and reconnect with the deceased. Using a grounded theory approach… CONTINUE READING