After I wrote about grief and a smartphone, I've been thinking more about how our ever-connected world has changed the big events in our life for better and worse.
While I do think that social media can sometimes make difficult circumstances even harder, I also believe that it can make the happy occasions even happier.
Last weekend I attended the wedding of a sorority sister in Oklahoma City. In my small clutch, I carried a little cash, my drivers license, red lipstick, and my iPhone. This was all I needed to enjoy the night and document it. Revolutionary.
In the same way that the internet let us grieve with my friend who lost her mother a few weeks ago, friends from near and far used the internet to celebrate Erin's marriage to Ryan on Saturday. It started in the afternoon, when mybestfriendfromcollege Alyson posted this from her phone on Facebook: