- From: Donz5 <donz5@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 15:36:46 -0700 (PDT)
On Jul 18, 6:09 pm, lpfeffa <lpfe...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 7/18/2010 3:48 PM, Donz5 wrote:
On Jul 18, 2:58 pm, "Clifford T. Newsome"<nos...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The Times had an article today called "As Facebook Users Die, Ghosts Reach
I'm not a big FB person, but I went there today after reading the article
just to check out what was new. I'm friends with a couple of folks in this
group, and there, among others, as a newly recommended friend was Laura
Ryan, whose profile is still up and running.
The article ends with:
These are issues that Facebook no doubt wishes it could avoid entirely.. But
death, of course, is unavoidable, and so Facebook must find a way to
integrate it into the social experience online.
"They don't want to be the bearer of bad tidings, but yet they are the
keeper of those living memories," Mr. Katz, the Rutgers professor, said.
"That's a real downer for a company that wants to be known for social
connections and good news."
Thanks for the article. Yeah, a little creepy, but so far I think
having Laura's Facebook page active helps keep her memory alive. Folks
wishing her a happy birthday last week was a wonderful touch.
My friend for 48 years died in December. Her daughter has
no idea how to delete her classmates.com account, so Harry
O. is still trying to contact Janet to see if she'll
organize the 25th anniversary of our 20th reunion.
-- Lucy, missing Janet
Tell Harry O. that Janet will be happy to, after he sends her daughter
a good chunk of change.
Sorry for your loss. Forty-eight years is a mighty long friendship.
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