Dec 30, 2009, 08:26AM

Digital Death

"Robespierre" was a frequently controversial discussion board poster on the Fodor's travel website. When he abruptly stopped posting last year, many wondered what had happened. He had died of cancer, it turned out. NPR followed up with an audio essay on what it means to lose someone you only know online. 

"Robespierre" was an opinionated and regular contributor (sometimes five times a week) to the online travel site Fodors.com — until his postings stopped abruptly in July. He had died of cancer.


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