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Social Media Death

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 Fight For Deceased Facebook Users Photos

AP | By LAUREN GAMBINO | Posted 05.01.2013 | Technology

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A grieving Oregon mother who battled Facebook for full access to her deceased son's account has been pushing for years for so...

Social Media for Your Social Afterlife

Bianca Bosker | Posted 04.23.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

In 1950, Alan Turing proposed a test to measure the intelligence of machines, one that's still in use today. If a human couldn't distinguish a compute...

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...