DeadSocial allows Twitter and Facebook posts after death!
A Tweeter tweet from the afterlife? A Facebook Like and a wall post after death? No, this is not a joke. It’s a concept callled Digital Legacy, and is what DeadSocial is about.
DeadSocial is a new service that allows subscribers to maintain Twitter and Facebook accounts for months and even years after they have died. Launched during the TNW Conference in Amsterdam, what DeadSocial does is assign a subscriber’s account to a super administrator who then sends messages to relatives and friends in the social network sites.
The following is from the DeadSocial page:
“DeadSocial is a tool that allows anyone to create scheduled messages. These are distributed across their social networks after their death.
This allows final goodbyes to be told and for people to continue to communicate once they have passed away..
DeadSocial explores the notion of digital legacy and allows us all to extend our digital life through technology and the social web.”
If one were to say assign rights to properties through Digital Legacy sites like DeadSocial, the administration of the social network account could also be the subject of a legal battle. I can already imagine a TV scene, relatives fighting for the Facebook/Twitter account of a wealthy dead man, hahahaha!
What will they think of next after DeadSocial and Digital Legacy? How about programming your brain algorithms into a Twitter or Facebook Account, hahahaha!