mourning http://iowapublicradio.org en Mourning in the Digital Age http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mourning-digital-age-0 <p>Former Paullina, Iowa resident Kenneth Weishuhn committed suicide earlier this year after being bullied as a result of his sexuality. Brynn Bilou, a 12-year-old from Canada, created a memorial page without ever knowing Kenneth.</p><p>A lot of us live much of our lives online, and online communities are also becoming an important part of death. On today's "Talk of Iowa", we find out about an online community for people who have lost a loved one, how funeral homes are embracing technology, and life after death on Facebook.</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:27:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe 14233 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mourning in the Digital Age Mourning in the Digital Age http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mourning-digital-age <p>A lot of us live much of our lives online, and online communities are also becoming an important part of death. On today&#39;s &quot;Talk of Iowa&quot;, we&#39;ll find out about an online community for people who have lost a loved one, how funeral homes are embracing technology, and life after death on Facebook. Our guests include Heart2Soul founder Karen Zinn, John Wild of Iles funeral Home in Des Moines, Tom Frisch of GotFuneral, and PhD student studying social media mourning practices, Jed Brubaker.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:22:55 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4519 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mourning in the Digital Age