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
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
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… Continue reading Life & Death