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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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

Better.tv

Respectance is getting quite some press. Since we found that a lot of our users are women between 25 and 50 we got invited by better.tv. This is a show broadcasted in eleven million households in the States. Rather big.

They made a special about why and how women can profit from social networking. Ranny is one of our early users. She lost her boyfriend in a tragic incident. After a couple of years she found Respectance and created a Tribute for her boyfriend Joe Woods. This has been quite an experience for Ranny, her friends and family. She is very grateful for having the opportunity to experience his life over again. It brought back a lot of memories.

When Ranny, as member of Respectance, and myself got interviewed in the studio, it was pretty emotional. But I am proud that she wanted to be featured in this show and set the example for other women. The scariest thing for living people is to be forgotten. We help them to refresh their memories and make sure that we will all have a place to keep our memories forever.

The middle photo is me with the entry badge we needed for the TV studios. They did not understand my ID, so my first name got changed into Nederlandse. That is in fact my nationality, Dutch.

The TV show will be broadcasted for the first time at October 19. After that it will be repeated and most likely be put on the internet.