Indeed, this social network is not just when you stretch the leg. After your death, you can leave in charge to create a profile in Respectance , a social network for dead people. Here your friends can leave messages recalling the highlights with you and share photos and videos, as a tribute online. That’s what Google translated for… Continue reading Guess what, Respectance is a weird social network
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
What a trip! I’ve been walking back in time through seven years of tweets and it’s quite a revelation. No wonder I didn’t believe in Twitter in 2007. I fundamentally misunderstood it, just like I didn’t quite get how Twitter chose to give access to archival Tweets. It seemed so counterintuitive. I may have been wrong. Gaining… Continue reading The Twitter Archives
“I think I’m going to go online,” said Cheryl, logging in to Facebook from her hospital bed. She soon reconsidered, however. “I don’t know what to write: ‘Hey I almost died last night. What’s up with you guys?’” Months later, Cheryl died from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Her partner Kelli Dunham still cherishes funny memories like this… Continue reading How 1 Billion People Are Coping With Death and Facebook
Grief and depression have similar symptoms. With new changes in psychiatric diagnosis definitions, the two will increasingly overlap. Declared complete, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) is slated for release in May, but debate continues to surround some of its more controversial changes — specifically, the elimination of the old DSM’s “bereavement exclusion”… Continue reading Would Antidepressants Help During Grieving?
The way we communicate about serious illness and death in our private lives has been utterly transformed by social media. Using Facebook, text and even Twitter, as well as reliable old email, we take our most urgent and affecting news and send it on its digital way, barely stopping to absorb its deep impact on… Continue reading How we communicate death and illness with social media
Earlier this year, a 101-year-old woman from Menlo Park, Calif. (in Facebook’s neighborhood) was crowned the oldest user on the social network. However, according to ABC News, a 105-year-old woman from New Mexico is the rightful owner of the title. ABC News wrote a story about Maria Colunia Segura-Metzgar, who turned 105 earlier this week and uses… Continue reading Meet Facebook’s newest oldest user Maria
A few dozen Ohioans will meet Wednesday evening in a community room at a Panera Bread outside of Columbus for tea, cake and conversation over an unusual shared curiosity. For two hours, split between small circles and a larger group discussion, they’ll talk about death. A facilitator may throw out questions to spark the conversation:… Continue reading The Death Café