Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Tweeting from the Afterlife?

Are you addicted to Twitter? Is it the first thing you do in the morning? And the last thing at night? Would you want to keep on Tweeting even after you died?

_LIVESON are now offering just this service. It takes over your Twitter account after you have died, so you can 'live on' in cyberspace. It "analyses your main twitter feed. Learning about your likes, tastes, syntax.". It will start Tweeting while you are still alive in order for you to give it feedback, to make it Tweet more like you!

AS ABC News point out, this is just one of the odd things concerning people now about their 'social media afterlife':

"Questions about who owns your social media and Internet accounts after you pass away have swirled for years. New Hampshire State Rep. Peter Sullivan introduced legislation to allow the executor of an estate control over the social networking pages of the dead. There have been similar questions about who owns your iTunes or other media downloads."

Dave Bedwood, the creator of the _LIVESON service, says “This to me, this is no weirder than any afterlife that has been promised by organised religion, or hell that has been threatened... It’s just a sign of our times, lets explore that.”

Would you want to 'live on' on social media after you die? How your friends and family feel? Would it be comforting or disturbing? Do you agree with Bedwood that this is no weirder that what Christianity teaches?

Visit _LIVESON: <here>
Read more: <here>

1 comment:

  1. I think when you die your digital profile should die with you.