Facebook as a Tombstone

By Deane Barker on October 27, 2009

Facebook ‘memorialises’ profiles

Facebook has announced that it will be giving friends and family the option to “memorialise” the profiles of members who have died. […] If a user is reported as deceased, Facebook will remove sensitive information such as status updates and contacts.

When reporting a death, users must offer “proof” by submitting either an obituary or news article.



  1. I foresee some good April fools pranks!

    But on a serious note…someone’s online self is something that has always weirded me out after they pass. I don’t really know how to feel about it.

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