Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Eternal Life Through Facebook?

This is something that I found myself thinking about the other day:
With online social networks becoming ever more important in our lives, they're also becoming an important element in our deaths. Spangenberg, who died suddenly from an abdominal aneurysm at 57, was unprepared, but others are leaving detailed instructions. There's even a tiny industry that has sprung up to help people wrap up their online contacts after their deaths.
Fascinating that some entrepreneurs have moved into the area.

It came to my mind the other day when Facebook suggested as someone I might know a former professor of mine who died last fall. His profile is still there, sitting idle.

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