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Facebook and Death

When Facebook Friends Die

LJ Charleston | Posted 05.26.2015 | Technology
LJ Charleston

In the space of five months I had to receive news about three friends' deaths via Facebook. But it was the third death that impacted me the most. My friend, Anika tragically took her own life.

The New Afterlife

Zack Harris | Posted 07.12.2013 | Technology
Zack Harris

Death ends a life, but not a soul. The spirit lives on. But where does Facebook enter the picture? Does a Facebook profile get buried like a body? Or does it become a living spirit?

Social Media and the Promise of Eternal Life

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women
Julie Flynn Badal

There it was, posted between a Pinterest recipe and YouTube video by Florence and the Machine. Deb, a former colleague, had died of cancer. She was 40 years old.

When You Die on Facebook

Dori Hartley | Posted 06.27.2012 | Technology
Dori Hartley

I wonder if Mark Zuckerberg foresaw the inevitability of the public actually dying off the site. Nonetheless, when you die on Facebook, mourning is nothing like it is in real life.