Friday, July 12, 2013
A British ad agency Lean Mean Fighting Machine, developed a project to allow Twitter users to tweet post mortem. The project is called LivesOn. When the user is deceased a designated family member has the option to make the account go public. The project is really an artificial intelligence experiment. The tweets are supposed to mimic the persons tweet frequency, style, and more. The LivesOn accounts are private and only shadow one person to learn their tweet style. More than 7,000 users have signed up world wide. However, only five people are working on the project.
See Program lets Twitter Users Tweet After Death, CBC, Mar. 10, 2013.