Facebook for the Dead...

 

Ifacebook_logo hate to admit it, but this is actually a pretty good idea. 


Facebook has finally addressed how to deal with the accounts of the people who die (cough, cough...in the next six months, presumably how long Facebook has before it becomes irrelevant).  And no, you insensitive bastard, it is not by confirming the deletion of the account...


According to CNET News, Facebook will now allow a person close to the deceased to "memorialize" their page.  All that the survivors of the deceased have to do is provide some sort of proof that they did in fact know the person (such as an email or date of birth) as well as provide a link to a news article or obituary to confirm the death (the link is intended to keep you from reporting an ex-girlfriend as deceased).


On the deceased status of the user in question have been confirmed, all of the former user's contact information will be scrubbed from the site, the account will only be viewable to confirmed friends, and (in order to keep hackers from fucking with the heads of those in mourning) all log ins will be turned off.


So there you have it folks...


myspace-ripCyber tombstones...


Though the idea of having a cyber graveyard does sound like more of a MySpace thing...

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