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YouTube, Facebook memorials may help mourners cope

Only hours after Gary Paulino was killed in a car crash near his home in Copiague, loved ones posted a four-minute slide show on YouTube honoring his memory.
Experts suggest that there is strong evidence that grieving on Web sites such as YouTube, MySpace and Facebook is just another way to cope with pain.
 
"We lead a high-stress, compartmentalized lifestyle," said George Bonnano, professor of education and psychology at Columbia University Teachers College. "So when people produce these memorials online, it makes them feel connected."
 
The article "YouTube, Facebook memorials may help mourners cope" was published on June 10th, 2009 in the Newsday.com website. http://www.newsday.com/news/local/crime/ny-litube1112864249jun10,0,4163293.story
 
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