Etiquette for Social Media Condolences

By: Louis Bruno
Friday, March 29, 2019

Social media has taken over our lives in a significant way. Many people have social media accounts on various platforms and are very active on them. It isnt uncommon for people to communicate regularly via these platforms through posts, messages or even images and videos.

This is why it is unsurprising, that when someone passes away, you may feel the urge to communicate with the bereaved family through a social media platform. While it isn't improper to do so, you need to follow certain etiquette while posting your condolences on any social media site.

Things To Keep In Mind

  • It's very important that you wait for the family to make an official announcement via their account before you offer your own condolences on any site. You might have heard of the demise from a mutual friend or acquaintance, but you should abstain from posting a condolence message before the affected person makes the information public.
  • Aside from this, it is extremely important that you refrain from making any announcement about the death, on your own account as well. It's best to call the family and express your condolences. The family themselves will make a formal announcement about the death. It is vital that people they know, hear about the demise from them rather than from a third party.
  • It's very easy to infringe on people's privacy in the highly digitalized world that we live in. This is why, when you are offering your condolences on a social media site, keep your message brief. If you want to send a more personal note, you can do so via direct message or a private message. This will show them that you are there in their time of need, but they won’t feel overwhelmed with all the attention they are getting.

At Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process, so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

What To Discuss During the Funeral Arrangement Meeting

Planning a funeral service and making sure that everything progresses in a glitch-free manner isn't an easy task. If you have never handled this in the past, managing the aspect after the death of ...

Selecting a Final Resting Place after Cremation

Once the cremation is over, the family members are given the ashes of the deceased person in an urn. There are different options when it comes to what they can do with the urn and the ashes in it. ...

Qualities to Look for in a Good Funeral Home

The stress and strain of dealing with the loss of a loved one can take its toll on even the strongest people. Sometimes, the added stress of managing the funeral service and making all the arrangem...

Cremation Facts - Everything You Need To Know

Today, many people are opting for cremation rather than a traditional burial. This trend is catching on in many places across the country and with people from different faiths. However, many people...

Celebration of Life Vs. Funerals

Most funeral ceremonies follow a specific format. There are standard eulogies, hymns, and prayers which take place, and the service follows a very predictable pattern. The primary reason for conduc...

What Is Actually Involved In Pre-planning Your Funeral?

Funeral pre-planning is now becoming an increasingly accepted process, and many people are opting to do this. When you are looking for a funeral home to help you pre-plan your funeral, it is necess...

Recovering From The Loss Of Your Soulmate

It can be challenging to deal with the loss of a soulmate. But there are some ways in which you can ease the sorrow and grief that you are feeling. Here we take a look at some of them: One of th...

How to Tell Someone a Loved One Has Died

If you have been entrusted with the responsibility of making all the arrangements for the funeral service of a loved one that has passed away, it is necessary that you handle this task in the best ...

Questions To Ask When Choosing A Cremation Provider

Different people have different requirements when it comes to funeral services. While some opt for a burial, others may choose to get their loved one cremated. If you have decided on the latter, an...

Making Healthy Choices While Grieving

When a loved one passes away, the first response is immense grief that you feel. We can feel this kind of grief at the loss of a parent, relative, friend, child, or even a pet. The grief can be so...