Simon Binner

Dying in Croydon in the age of social media

Posted on January 28th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Jonny Rose explores the effect of modern technologies on death and mourning

A remarkable Croydon Guardian story from last year caught my eye recently: Simon Binner, a 57 year old man from Purley, suffering from motor neurone disease announced his own death on LinkedIn.

Binner used the social network for professionals to alert followers to his imminent departure from this world – care of … Read More »