Update — Social Networking for the Recently Deceased

“One and a half million Facebook users die each year. Twitter faces a similar mortality rate. It’s a growing problem for the social-networking sites – and often even more so for the relatives left behind.”  [source] Earlier this week, Twitter announced its policy on what happens to users accounts after they die:

Just as Facebook allows users to request that an account be deleted or memorialized when a friend or loved one has passed on, Twitter users can now get in touch with administrators at the company to either completely delete the account or obtain a permanent backup of the deceased user’s public tweets.  [source]

Twitter’s policy can be found at this link.

Siouxsie previously blogged about social networking from beyond the grave here.  Click on the link to read about some additional ways you can use social media even if you are dead.

Photo Credit:  Auchinoon

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~ by siouxsielaw on August 13, 2010.

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