Yesterday, legendary film critic Roger Ebert lost his battle with cancer. At paidContent, Matthew Ingram highlights Ebert’s full embrace of social media when he lost his voice:

After a long battle with cancer — which took away his vocal chords and eventually most of his lower jaw — veteran Chicago-based film critic Roger Ebert passed away on Thursday, leaving a host of passionate film buffs mourning his loss. Many of those fans likely formed an even closer connection to him after he could no longer speak without the aid of a computer, because of his enthusiastic use of Twitter and other social-media tools. He may have been just a movie reviewer to some, but mainstream journalists of all kinds could learn a lot from his example.