I “LIKE” your memorial
From the web article: How 1 Billion People Are Coping With Death and Facebook
This article highlights the ethical questions surrounding facebook accounts of users who have passed away.
- “The profile remains untouched, unaccessed, unreported and therefore open to everyday wall posts, photo tags, status mentions and Facebook ads. In other words, business as usual.
- A family member or close friend may choose to report a death to Facebook. Upon receipt of proof of death, such as a death certificate or local obituary, Facebook will switch the dead user’s timeline to a “memorial page.”
- A close family member may petition Facebook to deactivate a dead user’s account.
Buck, Stephanie. “How 1 Billion People Are Coping With Death and Facebook.” Mashable. N.p., 14 Feb. 2013. Web. 17 Feb. 2013. <http://mashable.com/2013/02/13/facebook-after-death/>.