How do you celebrate real life in the digital universe?
This weekend, Mike Wallace, famed journalist and U-M alum, passed away. His death was widely covered in the media and talked about across our campus, where he had been active until not that long ago.
On Sunday the email discussion was lively: What’s the best way to memorialize him? Where do we help people go to express their feelings? What about those who knew him to want to share their stories?
Here’s how we handled that loss in the social space.
I turned the main U-M Facebook page into a virtual tribute to Mr. Wallace. We switched out our header image and profile picture. The profile remained the “Block M,” but the background is black. We gave people a place to post and share.