Everyone has memories to share, keep them alive forever.

Respectance fully understands that consumer behaviour changes towards death, grief and expressing emotions, and is offering the new way consumers want to interact and engage with death, dealing with a loss, and share that with the people around.

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Why should you use Respectance?

Losing a loved one is hard. To help you and let you hold on to memories, you can start a tribute. Dedicate a place online to your loved one. A tribute is free and it is forever. You can also leave memories and keep photos safe.

Whenever you have the need to feel the presence again of your loved one. Just go to the special place with memories and photos on your smartphone.

How easy is Respectance?

You make a special page and become the owner of all memories. Collect all those moments in words and pictures. You can keep it private or share it with friends and family. Together you can keep them alive and always come back and add new moments. You can identify yourself with a mail address or use Facebook to login.

We’re always there to assist you if you need help. You can build the memory as pleases you. Take your time.

What does Respectance bring you?

Starting a tribute is free. You can also sponsor a tribute and increase your options. Respectance is made for use on most computers, tablets and smartphones. You can access your tribute 24/7, whenever you feel the need. Sharing memories and reading and watching the stories of others is a great way to give your loss a place. A place in your heart.

Share your memories,

Kind regards,

The Respectance team

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Respectance #RIP

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Respectance’s new platform has officially been launched. To celebrate this, Respectance offers one free year of sponsorship to all existing tributes and two months of free sponsorship to all new tributes.

Let’s have a look at Respectance’s new and improved functionalities.

Always and everywhere Respectance

Mobile tabletLast year our users encountered a lot of problems while using Respectance. Unfortunately we weren’t able to solve these problems within a short amount of time. This made us think of another solution to provide our users the services they deserve. The solution was to create a whole new and improved version of Respectance’s platform. Creating a new platform required a lot of thinking but one thing was for sure; everybody with a smartphone should always and everywhere have access to our platform. This changed our starting point. Respectance should be the worlds first memorial website that works great on smartphones and tablets. This gives our users the ability to post memories, photos and videos to a tribute instantly.

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Besides being accessible always and everywhere, it should be easy to access Respectance. Nowadays almost everyone has a Facebook account and what’s more easy then connecting your Facebook account to Respectance’s new platform? That’s why we chose to add the function to signup to Respectance, using your Facebook account.

But that’s not the only Facebook functionality we’ve build into Respectance. We also wanted to give you the opportunity to share your tributes and memories on Facebook and Twitter. Sharing is very easy, just click on the options button in Respectance and chose the platform you want to share your tribute or memory to.

Tributes

Nelson Mandela tributeWhat is Respectance without creating tributes and sharing memories? We thought it would be nice to renew the functionalities and upgrade the designs. One of our great improvements is adding a heart to a tribute or memory. We think this is a good way of showing love and compassion to the deceased person and his or her relatives. Of course we also thought about all standard functionalities Respectance already offered. Like posting memories, photos and videos. As said before, the designs also changed. A tribute should give Respectance’s users a personal feeling. We kept this in mind with all design choices we made.

What’s next?

Now we have finished Respectance’s new platform. Of course there’s always room for improvement. That’s why we would like to ask you for your help. Please leave a comment with your improvements, ideas or feedback. Or click here to send us an email. We hope to see you soon on Respectance.

#RIP 2013

Infographic 2013

Death by numbers

First subject on the infographic is the overall death facts of 2013. For example, did you know that last year 56.608.240 people have died, including 5.003.573 because of smoking?  Some very shocking facts you’ll never think about until you’re confronted.

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Besides that, there’s a list of the most discussed deaths in 2013. Unfortunately, this list contains some actors and actresses who died way too young, But also inspirational leader Nelson Mandela who is featured on this.

Death tweets

People sent out lots of tweets the moment they heard Nelson Mandela died, but did you they sent out a total of 7.4 million tweets? With a peak of 95.000 created tweets per minute?  This means Twitter published 1.583 tweets about Mandela per second in the first hour after he died.

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Even dead people earn money; you can see this in the best earning dead celebs section. Elvis Presley’srelatives still earn about 55 million dollars a year. Michael Jackson’s relatives earn even more; about 160 million dollars a year.

#RIP

Death is an increasingly popular topic on the social media. Let’s take a look at the 24h social #RIP facts. The hashtag #RIP is used over 40.000 times a day on different social media platforms. Twitter users most often use #RIP. Twitter publishes about 17.280 tweets containing #RIP a day followed by Facebook who publishes about 14.400 posts containing #RIP a day. Last place is for Instagram, who publishes about 8.620 photos containing #RIP a day

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United Airlines holds plane so passenger can say goodbye to his dying mother

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Kerry Drake’s mother was dying. She’d suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for decades and the drugs used to treat her condition had decimated her immune system. One morning his brother called him to say her time had come.

Drake caught the next flight from San Francisco, where he works for the federal government, to Lubbock, Texas, via Houston.

“I knew this itinerary was a risk because the stopover in Houston was only about 40 minutes, and my connecting flight was the last flight to Lubbock that day,” he says. “But I needed to get there as soon as possible, so I took the risk.”

As it turns out, United flight 667 was delayed leaving San Francisco. Drake was visibly distraught. You can’t prepare for a moment like this, but now came the very real possibility that he wouldn’t have the chance to see his mother before she passed away.

A flight attendant, Sofia Lares, tried to comfort him. “She said she would do everything she could and brought extra napkins for my tears,” Kerry says.

Another flight attendant, Lan Chung, asked Kerry for his flight number and relayed it to the captain.

Flight 667 made up some time enroute to Houston, but not enough. By the time Drake’s plane landed, his connecting flight had left the gate. At least that’s what he thought.

“As I was running up to the gate, the gate agent saw me coming and shouted, ‘Mr. Drake? We’ve been expecting you’,” he said. “That’s when I knew they had conspired to help me. She waved me onto the plane without looking at my boarding pass.”

United had held the aircraft for him. Not only did he make it to Lubbock as scheduled, but so did his luggage.

“Had I missed my flight to Lubbock, I would not have been able to tell my mom goodbye,” Drake said. “When she died, I realized I was wiping away my tears with the extra United napkins that Sofia had given me the day before.”

Drake says he’s grateful to the flight crew that made his farewell possible, including the attendants on his San Francisco flight and Denver-based captain Edward Goldstein and Dirk Chilian, the flight’s first officer. He also thanks Houston customer service rep Marie Robertson and all the Houston baggage handlers who got his luggage to his final destination.

 

Source: Consumertraveler

‘When your heart stops beating, you’ll keep tweeting’

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: ‘When your heart stops beating, you’ll keep tweeting.’

 

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LivesOn is being developed by London-based advertising agency Lean Mean Fighting Machine.

Dave Bedwood, a creative partner at the firm, told the Guardian he was ready for negative responses to the service.

‘It divides people on a gut level, before you even get to the philosophical and ethical arguments,’ he said.

‘It offends some, and delights others. Imagine if people started to see it as a legitimate but small way to live on.

‘Cryogenics costs a fortune; this is free and I’d bet it will work better than a frozen head.’

 

Although it is similar to the plot of last week’s episode of Channel 4 sitcom Black Mirror, in which a woman uses social media to talk to her dead boyfriend, the developers claim they came up with the service in 2011.

Posts on the LivesOn Twitter feed explain how the ‘idea was born a couple of years ago. been getting tech partners together.

‘[T]hen black mirror themes were in the press and it seemed the perfect time to get something up. But we are genuinely doing the experiment.’
Source: Daily Mail

How 1 Billion People Are Coping With Death and Facebook

“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?'”

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Months later, Cheryl died from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Her partner Kelli Dunham still cherishes funny memories like this one. “She was kind of a smart ass,” Dunham tells Mashfable.

The two represent a phenomenon occurring the world over: Facebook after death. Couples, families, colleagues and friends are not only coping with losing loved ones, but also interacting with the Facebook profiles they leave behind.

The situation surfaces a multitude of questions and concerns. What happens to a Facebook profile after death? How do people interact with a dead user? Should loved ones be able to access a dead user’s profile at all? What is acceptable online grieving etiquette? And finally, what has grief become in the age of social media?

As of 2012, 30 million people who maintained Facebook accounts have died, according to areport by The Huffington Post. Some studies approximate that nearly 3 million users have died in 2012 alone; 580,000 in the U.S.

Read the entire article HERE on Mashable

How we communicate death and illness with social media

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 us, let alone the recipients.

Some of it is miraculous: Toronto publicist Riannon John masterminded an online communication strategy three years ago when her well-connected mother, Judith John, an executive at the Sick Kids Foundation, underwent emergency life-threatening brain surgery. With the click of the Send key, Riannon was able to relay news of her condition to family and the hordes of her mother’s friends at the same time.

This meant no hurt feelings about who was the first to know (yes, people do get into snits about where they’re ranked in the pecking order) not to mention disseminating accurate, nonsensational information that isn’t mangled by a distraught phone tree.

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Read the entire article HERE

Life & Death

Expecting a baby? Click here, and share it with your Facebook friends!

Facebook recently introduced a new timeline event to its social network, and it’s called ‘expecting a baby’.  The new option gives users the opportunity to share that they are expecting a baby, the due date, whether it’s a boy or a girl and who the other parent is.

With the introduction of this new timeline event, the issue of life and death changes the perspective of how we use and perceive social networks.

 

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Source: http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/13/facebook-expecting-baby/