Online funerals in North Down…

Not quite 2.0, but Clarkes Undertakers in Bangor and Newtownards are offering digital funerals. It’s only the second undertakers in the world to provide such a secure online service. No doubt it will be some comfort for relatives in Canada and Australia, who just can’t make it back in time for the funeral of a friend or relative. A far cry from the often brutally terse telegram to New York of the 1930’s. H/T Simon.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty