The Top Post have a rather sad note this week. The death of Robin Williams and Lauren Bacalls shocked many people, and if such feelings are easy to make out anywhere then it’s on Social Media platforms. Twenty-five contributions ended up being successful, overshadowing anything else that happened in the last 7 days.
But how do you actually share your condolences on Facebook? It’s obvious that a thumbs-up doesn’t stand for “liking” the news, but rather for the fact that a person shares your feeling.
How do I properly share condolences on Facebook?
Is it even appropriate to share these sort of feelings on Facebook? Well, doing so in person is obviously favorable. Still, expressing them via Social Media shows your compassion pretty well and might sometimes be better because it’s less stressful for the bereaved.
A few simple rules are:
- Never be the one to announce it. Sharing your feelings with people is alright, but wait with doing so until the situation has been confirmed and acknowledge by the people closest to the deceased.
- Depending on your relationship towards the person you need to react appropriately. A simple wall post is enough if you barely know the person who just suffered a loss. But if the two of you are closer you should at least write a private message or an email, not just a publicly visible comment.
- Facebook should only be used to express condolences. Discussing the circumstances of a death should happen in private.
- Try to avoid mentioning any religious beliefs unless you’re sure that the person you are talking to shares your sentiments.
Here are Top Posts of week 33.Calculated by Likes, Comments and Shares per fan by Fanpage Karma.
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