More sentimentality

Brendan O’Neill:

Peaches’ body was barely cold before the shallow grieving started. First, of course, there was the Twittergrief – the Twittersphere prides itself on being ahead of the curve, including when it comes to bashing out badly spelled mournful messages for someone most of us did not know or care very much for. ‘Floods of condolences were expressed on social media’, as one report put it. ‘There are no words’, said many of the Twittergrievers, which makes you wonder how they managed to churn out 370,000 tweets about Geldof in the first few hours after her death was announced.