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    • iGRIEVE 47 throughout the research to disclose emotions. “Omg!!! The best…” (Oct. 5), “OMG R.I.P. L” (Oct. 5), “im crying .. LLLLL ..” (Oct. 6), and “Sad :s” (Oct. 7) are just a few of the many ways in which people made use of this type of...
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    • iGRIEVE 48 I just couldn’t stop myself from weeping and thinking about you from this morning at 9am I got up Taiwan reading this such heartbroken news . . .I hope I’ll stop crying and be brave and try to accept this real soon, and I truly from the...
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    • iGRIEVE 49 Praise for the deceased Praise for the deceased acknowledges the accomplishments, values and actions of the deceased. This was another common strategy in expressing grief and was utilized in different ways. Many times a person would...
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    • iGRIEVE 50 Positive reappraisal: Appreciation of lessons and traits learned from the deceased At times, the eulogizer acknowledged the opportunity of having learned important lessons and traits from the deceased: “He tells us how to be creative as...
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    • iGRIEVE 51 idea: “Steve Jobs will always be remembered as the iGod of the Tech World” (Oct. 5), “Now he invent a new product name iGrave” (Oct. 8). “iSad,” “iCry,” and “iMiss” were all used multiple times in expressing appreciation and indicates a...
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    • iGRIEVE 53 Steve! BET it’s Awesome” (Oct. 15). However, some comments made mention of a specific God or higher being and brought a religious discourse into the conversation: “God rest you in peace Steve Jobs.” (Oct. 8), “May god give you heaven”...
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    • iGRIEVE 54 amazing” (Oct. 9), and “people like Steve make the world keep on turning” (Oct. 7). Like other strategies, these comments can also be classified into one of the other categories as well. Problem-focused coping: Suggestions for...
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    • iGRIEVE 55 personally pledge to remember Jobs may not be explicitly tied to his goals and values, but they may indicate that the action of buying an Apple product keeps those goals and values alive. Positive reappraisal: Appreciation of time spent...
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    • iGRIEVE 56 commented on Steve Job’s death, few felt the need to establish credibility, or there was no credibility to establish. There was an expectation that people would use their ownership of Apple products as credibility; however, any mention...
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    • iGRIEVE 59 This study also lends support to Jamieson’s (1981) suggestion that the response associated with eulogies comes as a result of instinctive adaptations in which no formal training is required. As people joined the conversation about Jobs’...
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    • iGRIEVE 60 as a genius, Facebook users told him directly, “You are a genius;” or instead of making a statement of appreciation about Job’s good life, they spoke directly to him by proclaiming, “You changed the way people see the...
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    • iGRIEVE 62 and respond by posting messages on the fan page. They no longer need to rely on traditional media to sustain the relationship. However, the parasocial relationship with Steve Jobs may be the first time such a relationship was developed...
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    • iGRIEVE 63 Affirmation of vivid past relationships The ability to show a vivid representation of the deceased relies on a close relationship. The eulogizer is able to give a more vivid insight into the characteristics of the deceased that may have...
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    • iGRIEVE 64 products” suggesting that as long as there are Apple products, Steve Jobs would be around. Sanderson and Cheong (2010) suggest that religious discourse is a “common language” (p. 338) used to communicate bereavement; however, when...
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    • iGRIEVE 65 were able to transfer this association to spending time virtually based on their parasocial relationship with Jobs. These individuals posted intimate comments that made it sound as if they had personally spent time with Jobs. “Thanks for...
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    • iGRIEVE 66 themselves or had a close family member pass away from it. It should be noted that these comments also indicated they also had private insights, such as understanding his and his family’s suffering, because of the link to his illness....
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    • iGRIEVE 68 As social media expands the boundaries of who can speak, it also has little or no boundaries for monitoring the message. Traditional eulogistic boundaries are broken in the aspect that people have the power to say whatever they want. The...
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    • iGRIEVE 69 common celebrity. Social media offers fans opportunities to engage one another and it has advanced parasocial interaction to a level not previously possible through traditional media outlets. Consequently, parasocial interaction enables...

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