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Reluctant as I've been to do so, I have recently succumbed to social
media, and have joined several groups on Facebook that align with my
That said, I have found no equivalent to alt.obituaries there,
although I'm fairly sure there has to be one, given the dwindling
activity hereabouts. Can someone point me in the right direction
Be aware that Facebook is an entirely different medium and it is no
substitute for newsgroups.
Facebook's algorithm decides which posts it will show you, and you
have little choice in the matter.
Newsgroups give you choice -- you can look at the list of headers and
decide whiose obits interest you, and download those. Facebook is
likely to show you ones in which you have no interest, and hide those
that you would really like to see, based on other people's interests,