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Evgenia Kozlova
Susanne Gutsche

This book is an observation on death announcements in social media.


It examines forms of mourning in social media with a focus on death announcements that are posted on the
social network services Instagram and Facebook. Most of the posts under exploration are published by the
accounts belonging to dead persons and from accounts related to the deceased.

We established a collection of screenshots of pictures posted under the hashtag “rip” (#rip) on Instagram and Facebook. Then we clustered the images according to their composition and content, creating different categories.

This book wants to question personal and collective memory, and before all, 
How does one want to be remembered?

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