if I die video
Have you ever been friends with someone on Facebook that unexpectedly passed away? Their Facebook page becomes basically a memorial page for that person. Friends and family will post stories and pictures of past times together as a way to cope with their loss. Facebook memorializes the accounts of the deceased so they will not get deleted. The personal Facebook page is a great way to remember that person and share stories with other friends in order to remember that person accordingly. Twitter actually deactivates the accounts when they receive a death certificate. The U.S. government even modified their guidelines for writing a will. The new guidelines give instructions about picking a beneficiary to take care of your social media accounts when you pass away.
Would you like to still post on Facebook and Twitter when you are dead? Are you really worried about interacting with your friends/followers once you are 6 feet under? Well if you are, several companies have services that will help you do so. DeadSoci.al will keep messages stored for later dates that you specify such as birthdays, or other special events. They will then post those messages to your FB or Twitter account on those given days. ‘If I die’ is another service that will basically do the same thing as DeadSoci.al but they take it a step further. New users can record a video when signing up for the service. The first person who dies, will have their video posted to Mashable and other international TV networks and websites, to give you your 15 minutes of fame, even though you can’t enjoy it.
_LivesOn is another service that interacts with Twitter. What you have to do is create another Twitter account that mirrors your original account name, but put the _LivesOn at the end. It will track your tweets and learn to predict what you would RT and favorite once you die.
I’m not sure I would want one of these services and I honestly don’t personally know anyone that would even think to sign up for this. I think that the only people that would want this would be celebrities and other famous people.
1) Would you sign up for one of these services?
2) Who do you think this is targeted to? Celebrities?