I was rather intrigued by the fact that purportedly "terrified" people still found time amidst their terror to get some stuff on Twitter and Facebook.
I'm not really sure anyone who is genuinely terrified would be wasting time on that rather than saving their skin.
Coming soon...."You'll be AMAZED when you see what the internet said about this earthquake!"
I talked to my son about that, he feels that these dealing mechanisms are OK. There are no hard and fast rules, if this is what folks need to get through then all good.
That's correct. This coping mechanism is called displacement behaviour. Animals do it all the time. Repeating familiar actions associated with normalcy is a way of relieving stress. Make the beds when the bombs start falling and that sort of thing.