Social Networking’s Sudden Morbidity and Mortality

Twitter. And Facebook. And death.
Future Tense with John Moe, American Public Media (August 16, 2010)

Just recently, Twitter announced new guidelines on what it will do when a user dies. Twitter now joins the ranks of Facebook and Myspace in coming up with policies for dead members.

We here at Death Ref have been covering this issue since day one. You can find all kinds of information at our Death + The Web link. Indeed, just last week both Meg and Kim posted items on social networking websites and death.

The radio program Future Tense interviewed me about what social networking sites are doing and the broader history of human memorialization.

You can listen to the interview right here:

2 thoughts on “Social Networking’s Sudden Morbidity and Mortality

  • Meg Holle, 18 August 10:30 am

    John Troyer, did you seriously call the obituary a “killer ap”?

    Day –> Made.

  • John, 18 August 10:45 am

    Yes. Yes I did. Someone has to push the boundaries….

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