A recent study by Co-operative Funeralcare in the UK under 2,000 people over 18 who had attended a funeral, found that funerals considered to be the most inappropriate function where a mobile phone may be used. Second and third were weddings and while driving. However one in six people actually do use their phone during a funeral anyway.… Continue reading Can I Use My Phone During a Funeral?
You’ve written your will. You’ve talked to your family about end-of-life care. But have you toldGoogle what you want to happen to your Gmail or YouTube accounts? That’s the stated purpose behind a tool the search giant announced Thursday: Inactive Account Manager. (In a blog post, the company admitted it was “not a great name.”) It covers all Google accounts,… Continue reading Google’s Inactive Account Manager
We are in the midst of a “narcissism epidemic,” concluded psychologists Jean M. Twnege and W. Keith Campbell in their 2009 book. One study they describe showed that among a group of 37,000 college students, narcissistic personality traits rose just as quickly as obesity from the 1980s to the present. Fortunately for narcissists, the continued explosion… Continue reading Don’t Let Popularity Set Your Standard
Where the evidence exists to support it, design has the potential to increase safety, promote healing, and even end up saving money. No matter how close a health care center comes to resembling a spa, or how well a hospital room imitates a hotel suite, its primary job is to heal, not pamper. With… Continue reading How Much Should Be Spent Beautifying Hospitals?
I know the title makes many of you laugh but were asking for real this time. We don’t full know how Legacy operates when it comes to their payment structure, what is free, what is paid for or what it only online temporary. In the past when we have talked about Legacy and sent them… Continue reading Is Legacy.com Committing Fraud?
Study: Facebook May Improve Memory Broadening online worlds could help maintain and improve cognitive abilities in old age. Conor Friedersdorf recently put forward an interesting question: At what age will you stop using Facebook? Many of the college students, now twentysomethings, who made up Facebook’s original user base may already be feeling the fatigue. But it… Continue reading Does Facebook improve your memory?
A new Twitter service will allow users to carry on their stream of consciousness in 140 characters or less from beyond the grave. LivesOn will analyse users’ Twitter feeds to learn their ‘likes, tastes, [and] syntax’ to continue posting similar messages, updates and links after they’ve passed. The service, due to launch in March, promises:… Continue reading ‘When your heart stops beating, you’ll keep tweeting’
What Does The Law Say About Obtaining Access To A Dead Family Member’s Facebook Profile? What if the bereaved feel entitled to a deeper closure, specifically, by seeking answers from or access to a dead family member’s Facebook profile? The short answer: Their chances aren’t good. Families like the Stassens have entered legal battles with major companies… Continue reading What Does The Law Say About Obtaining Access To A Dead Family Member’s Facebook Profile?
Pretoria – Spreading like wildfire, the death of Oscar Pistorius’s girlfriend went viral on social media all over the world on Thursday. The story broke on Twitter at about 8.30am and flooded Pistorius and Steenkamp’s Facebook pages soon after. For the rest of the day, and evening, Oscar Pistorius was the top trend, with Reeva… Continue reading Reeva’s death goes viral