NPR's Scott Simon Live Tweets His Mother's Last Days

5:18 PM, Jul 30, 2013   |    comments
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Death is something that most of us don't like to talk about. It's personal, it's different for everyone, but it's universal.

And the strange fact is, we will all have to deal with it on some level in our lifetime.

As the digital era evolves, more and more people are using social media to share, grieve and get support from people they don't even know. 

NPR's Scott Simon has brought death to light through Twitter. The NPR host's mother enter a Chicago hospital on July 21 and died Monday night. When he realized she would not leave the ICU, he began to tweet his experience and his final hours with his mother. 

High Point University's Jim Trammell explained on WFMY News 2 at 5:00 p.m. about why this experience isn't something we've seen before.

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