February 23, 2013
Facebook and Twitter Allow Posts Post-Mortem
There is one sobering fact about death that we all must face, which is that we cannot take the things that we hold dear with us. Blog posts and items that we place on Facebook or Twitter are no different. Once we die, we cannot continue to update our Facebook pages and send tweets to our followers. Well, technology has changed all of that again. Now, "[t]echnology companies are making it possible for you to send a prewritten email, Facebook status update or Tweet after death." DeadSoci.al is the company behind this technology. While the founder sees it as a way for us to say a final goodbye, others are looking to take it to another level. Some hope that technology will enhance to the point where there will be a way to ensure that a person's Twitter account stays active and provides regular updates that are suppose to mimic the user's personality.
See Tools Allow Facebook, Twitter Posts After Death, Fox 19, Feb. 22, 2013.
Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.
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I'm pretty sure that this violates the terms of service of Facebook and Twitter.
Posted by: David Shulman | Feb 23, 2013 4:29:44 PM