YouTube, Facebook memorials may help mourners cope
By Kwame Opam
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
. "So when people produce these memorials online, it makes them feel connected." Columbia University Teachers College
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