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Sunday, January 15, 2012

"If I Die" Facebook Death App

image by Lupe Flores

What's that?

You're DEAD, you say?

Dead bloggers have published posts, so why shouldn't Facebookers likewise be empowered to leave a post after time's up?
There’s an app for that.
An Israeli company specializing in 'time capsule' products came up with the the free 'If I Die' application which lets you leave a Facebook message behind that is not to be posted until after your earthly demise.

And let's drag bloggers into this too... Should bloggers pre-post articles way ahead of time? Assuming the blogger or wordpress or whatever system didn't get corrupted or otherwise fail, bloggers could be dispensing advice and anecdotes to readers (and relatives & their descendants) for years after they've departed this mortal coil.

Do we have a social responsibility to leave such a legacy? Imagine your own son or daughter reading dear dead Dad or Mom's blog 10, 15, 20 years after they've passed away? "This may be a rough time in your life. Or maybe not. I hope you are happy! I want to tell you a story about... blah blah blah."

And if a blogger should leave such articles behind, would readers, family members, descendants feel an obligation to read them or a sense of guilt if they didn't?

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