Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Facebook Allows Dead People To Create Profiles
Facebook will do anything to get more subscribers. Today, they actually made it possible for people to memorialize their deceased friends by creating profiles for them. All you have to do is show them an obituary. Because as you know, dead people like social networking sites just as much as you and I do.
I think they are taking things a little too far with this one, though. Can you imagine the pranks that are going to result from this? How are you going to react when you get an instant message from one of your dead relatives? I wonder if artists are going to have more Facebook friends in death than they had while living. Will the deceased be able to form groups on the site like Facebook dead people in favor of the Metric system? How about, We want them to bring back the old Facebook, too? And don't get me started on those ridiculous Facebook quizzes. Which Star Wars character would you be if you were still breathing?
Every day, I wake up and am shocked at what they will think of next. Next week, expect them to come up with some way for your pet dog to send Twitter alerts.