Mobile Technology

A Little Bird Told Me You Died. Tweeting Grief.

A Little Bird Told Me You Died. Tweeting Grief.

How are people tweeting about significant issues in life like grief, loss, and death?

At the August 2016 meeting of the American Sociological Association in Seattle, Nina Cesare and Jennifer Branstad presented a paper - 'I miss you so much': How Twitter is broadening the conversation on death and mourning.' 

Their findings explain how conversations online about death are moving from private and personal, to public and digital. What did they discover?

 

What Can Funeral Directors & Celebrants Learn From Pizza Delivery Apps?

What Can Funeral Directors & Celebrants Learn From Pizza Delivery Apps?

We Should Take Notice Of The Growth of Mobile TakeAway Apps Or Plan For Failure

"Pizzerias not investing in digital, social and mobile are becoming irrelevant faster than users can type “pizza” into Google and get their instant local listings."

In this post, I want to show how the Funeral Industry can observe trends in other Industries. Then take steps to make their businesses relevant to changing marketplace demands. 

Why Do People Think Funeral Selfies Are A Good Idea?

Why Do People Think Funeral Selfies Are A Good Idea?

If there were one place you would think should be a no-selfie zone - that would be a funeral. If you think that, think again!

I want to suggest that the digital trend is showing anything but the case. A casual search on Twitter or Instagram and it reveals that taking selfies at funerals is now normal. Digital technology is allowing professional photographers to shoot reportage style photo shoots. 

In this post, I explore the phenomenon of funeral selfies and showcase two outstanding funeral photopgrpaers.