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16 July 2009

More about death and facebook

I have had a few (private) responses to yesterday's IAQ. Two people told me that they had facebook friends who had died, both several months ago, and their profiles are still up as though nothing as happened. I don't mean to be morbid. But it strikes me as a little weird.

It also occurred to me when I went away for a few days, that I could be in a car accident and incapacitated or something, yet my pre-scheduled blog posts would keep on posting as though absolutely nothing had happened.

I think I will write to facebook's admin team and see what they have to say.

5 comments:

  1. it's a password issue.

    The answer machine's OGM on the home phone keeps asking callers to leave a message, that in some cases, will never be heard.

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  2. You might be interested in reading this article, if you haven't seen it yet. Note Jana's comment at the end...very sad.

    http://www.thetowerlight.com/2.11165/on-facebook-life-after-death-1.1559170

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  3. Thanks NinaL. My BF also alerted me to the following piece in the NY Times...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/11/technology/11facebook.html

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  4. There's also this post...which is brilliant even though it's two years old http://bit.ly/BtCHh

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  5. I *like* the thought that my Facebook profile and blog will still be there (perhaps for years) if I die today. Does that make me weird?

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