Poked from the grave: New Social Networking site connects you with the dead

by Chi Ibe

My friend Enenche Akogwu was killed recently in a terrorist related attack while covering a report in Kano. It’s still shocking that he’s gone and sometimes I wander to his Facebook page and just stare at his blank status update and wonder what happens next? What becomes of our digital property after one’s death?

A new Social Networking Site came up with the idea of Dead Social. According to the Huffington Post, rather than let your Facebook and Twitter profiles sit unused forever, DeadSocial, a U.K. startup that launched in beta on 27 April at The Next Web Conference 2012, can link your DeadSocial account to your Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts and write messages to loved ones and friends to be sent out at given times after your death — days, months, even years after you’ve passed.

According to The Next Web, a “super administrator,” or a person you’ve chosen to access DeadSocial in the event of your death, can “untick” your account to indicate you’ve died; before your pre-written messages can be sent out. 

On DeadSocial, there’s a box to share statuses, an “About Me” section and different tabs to view friends, groups, photos, videos and more. According to the site, a series of tutorials, sure to explain the ins and outs of using DeadSocial will be coming soon.



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Comments (4)

  1. hi!,I really like your writing so so much! proportion we keep up a correspondence more about your post on AOL? I require an expert in this area to solve my problem. Maybe that's you! Having a look forward to peer you.

  2. Nothin wey man no go hear for this world.

  3. *rolls eyes* I know quite a huge number of people will love this but to what end?

    The dead is gone and buried, what would the 'prewritten' messages do for the living family, friends and acquaintances? Nothing! Except of course the dead was a very humorous person or a Nostradamus. But then again, as a developer, when the least of your problems is electricity, food, access to resources, your mind can always wander to the utterly stupid and unnecessary!

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