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    (Original post by cynicism)
    No you could not. Facebook is, despite peoples best intentions, used predominantly to gratify or socially endear oneself to society, or at least those in ones friend list or those you allow to view your page. Whereas, a book of condolences is written to those grieving and is not on display for even those not aware of the tragedy, to see.

    Grieving is a process that most people in society find a very personal affair. That is why I find it thoroughly distasteful for people to post such things on the internet, in what is essentially a public and open forum, and be given the ability to 'like' it.

    Unless of course a book of condolence has an extra column for those having read it to pop their name into, just to show they 'like' whatever the person previous has written? If there is, I do apologise.
    I can't remember what I last said, but from reading your post I'm guessing I compared a book of condolences to Facebook. Probably not a good comparison, but I still stand that there is wrong with using Facebook.

    I think its a nice thing to do, you don't have to have been really close to someone to care that they died/think about them and it is nice for the families of the lost one to see that all these people are thinking of that person
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