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WATCH: How We Grieve In The Digital Age

Fast Company | Jeff Beer | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

Last year, Chicago street performer Tom Loconti committed suicide. But before his death, Loconti—known as "Plainwhite Tom"—used Facebook to say go...

How Your Great-Grandchildren Could Talk to You Decades after Your Death

Evan Carroll | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
Evan Carroll

Imagine if your great-grandchildren walk over to the latest voice-controlled computer of their day and say, "I want to talk to grandma." In just seconds, a "virtual you" is projected into the room ready for a quick conversation.

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?

Huffington This Week: Death and the GOP

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, Jaweed Kaleem examines the ways social networking sites like Facebook are opening up the conversation about death, allowing people's profiles to remain even after their death. And Jon Ward takes us inside the Republican party in the wake of Mitt Romney's loss to President Obama, revealing a party grappling with existential questions.

New Facebook Prank Can Leave Friend's Page 'Dead'

Posted 01.07.2013 | Technology

A new Facebook prank can leave a living friend's account very much "dead." The "Facebook death" prank is a bizarre new trend spreading across the ...

The Changing Conversation On Death

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.13.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

We're in a moment of unprecedented change when it comes to the conversation about death. Death, once a private issue, has also gone public and political. At HuffPost, we're covering stories about death.

Jaweed Kaleem

Unusual Website Keeps Growing Collection Of Social Media Profiles And Articles About The Dead | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.13.2012 | Religion

Each month, for hours at a time, Trav Edmondson finds himself browsing Facebook and MySpace profiles of people he's never met, people he'll never have...

Jaweed Kaleem

Why Nephew Created A Facebook Profile In His Dead Uncle's Name | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.14.2012 | Religion

Howard Brookner joined Facebook Nov. 25, nearly seven months and 54 years after he was born. His page has a photo of the film director at 25, sitt...

Jaweed Kaleem

What Happens To Your Facebook Profile After You Die? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion

Sometime in mid-July, Anthony Dowdell put on his favorite plaid shirt, drove his Dodge pickup to the parking lot of a Sam's Club in Linden, N.J., lean...

ONLINE OF FIRE: Military Wife Learns About Husband's Death Through Facebook

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.20.2012 | Crime

Military wife Ariell Taylor-Brown always knew that her husband, Staff Sgt. Christopher Brown, might be killed in the line of duty. What she never e...

Queeries: What To Do About Facebook After A Death

Steven Petrow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Petrow

We all confront mortality at some point. In response, Facebook created memorial profile pages, which allow us to visit, chat, and stay connected with our dearly departed friends and family.

WATCH: New Facebook App Lets Users Compose Last Update Before They Die

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 01.18.2012 | Weird News

The deathbed is an inconvenient place to compose your last Facebook update. Frankly, at that point, you might have other priorities. However, a new...

As Facebook Users Die, Ghosts Reach Out | JENNA WORTHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook, the world's biggest social network, knows a lot about its roughly 500 million members. Its software is quick to offer helpful nudges about t...

Christopher James Dannevig Allegedly Lured Nona Belomesoff To Her Death Via Facebook

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

An Australian man was charged with murder on Saturday for allegedly using Facebook to lure an 18-year-old woman to her death. New South Wales Polic...

Bobby Vourlis' Death Discovered By Family On Facebook

Yahoo! News | Mon Feb 8, 3:57 Am ET | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SYDNEY (AFP) -- Australian twins Angela and Maryanne Vourlis learned their teenage brother had died in a car crash from reading Facebook, after a poli...