Digital mourners for hire

As data loss has become an ordinary drama, the related and endured pain isn’t even acknowledged anymore. In a “Nature abhors a vacuum” twist, micro-workers offer professional mourning services, to lament the loss of your data on your social media.

Short eulogies or supporting messages, digital mourners comfort their clients and give the impression that someone actually cares about the distress of having lost precious data. Grief-on-demand goes on as the latest offspring of the gig economy.

The Fiverr page of a digital mourner offering grieving services
An ad for a digital mourner selling services on Fiverr