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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Facebook Develops an App to Cope with Death

FacebookFacebook has added a new application for users to deal with the passing of a loved one. It is called Sanctri. The app provides Facebook users with options like joining community groups that focus on grief counseling, creating social memorials, and raising funds for charity to commemorate the deceased. The app changes the language used on the Facebook page to instead of "following" someone you "remember" them and instead of "liking" something, you are "moved" by it. Users will still be in Facebook but away from the everyday communication. Sanctri was developed to "preserve the memory of those we've lost sensitively on Facebook."

See David Cohen How to Deal with Death on Facebook Allfacebook.com,  Nov. 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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