Geographically scattered modern families and recession-era meager travel budgets lead to a problem that’s hard to ignore: it’s hard for many Americans to pick up and travel to a distant funeral. So if you can’t travel to the service or manage time off work, why not watch live over the Internet? Just, please, hold your tears: your computer warranty doesn’t cover liquid damage.
This is nothing new for other major life events, such as graduations or weddings, but there is something odd and creepy about this particular service. Is it just Americans’ discomfort with death, or is there something terribly wrong with paying your last respects to a beloved relative, friend, or mentor from behind an iMac screen?
How Does Funeral Webcasting Work? [FuneralResources.com]