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#1 Old 01-13-2012, 10:02 AM
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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technolo...rom-the-grave/

Its an app that lets you set up messages after you pass. You set it up and family or friend uses it after you pass.

What do you think? What would you say?

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#2 Old 01-13-2012, 10:54 AM
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Reminds me of a website that sends emails you've written out to everyone after you die. Every couple months it sends a 'check up' email, and you have to click the link to confirm you're still alive. If you don't respond to the first one, it sends a couple more in the following months, and then it assumes you're dead and sends out the emails. You also have the option of pausing the check up emails in case you're not going to have internet access for however long.

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I find it all very creepy.
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#4 Old 01-13-2012, 11:38 AM
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I find it all very creepy.

Me too. I also find it creepy when family members leave up dead loved one's FB pages.
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I think it's cool. When I die, I want to make sure everyone knows so they aren't left wondering. If I'm gone from VB for more than a week, assume I'm dead.
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My company (a few years ago) actually designed a system to do a similar thing... although for simplicity, it allowed for multiple types of things and events to send messages (such as dates, death, etc). Kind of fell from doing anything with it though... apparently the encryption method we were going to use is "illegal" outside the USA (we were going to encrypt things so no one at the company could ever read messages no matter what--lose the key [user would have only], messages would be gone forever).
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#7 Old 01-13-2012, 02:35 PM
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I think it's cool. When I die, I want to make sure everyone knows so they aren't left wondering. If I'm gone from VB for more than a week, assume I'm dead.

I understand that. If I die, you folks here will probably find out from someone, but the idea of sending emails or status posts from the grave... I feel like that stuff should be passed on by other people in the time-honored tradition of gossip mongering. Some people won't know for a while maybe, but I still think it's better that way.
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I don't know what to think of it. I wouldn't use a service like that, and I think if I was constantly getting reminders from someone who's passed, especially if they were close, I would just be sad. It would make it really hard to move on.
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But how will you know if someone will do it? I used to have a note with all of my passwords and people I wanted contacted in case of my death, but what if that doesn't happen? I'm not too worried now, since the most important people in my life are on Facebook and will hear. And since I have a ton of people on VB on FB, I know the news will make it here. One of our members was sick and many believe passed away, but we never got notified by the family. We still wonder
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But how will you know if someone will do it? I used to have a note with all of my passwords and people I wanted contacted in case of my death, but what if that doesn't happen? I'm not too worried now, since the most important people in my life are on Facebook and will hear. And since I have a ton of people on VB on FB, I know the news will make it here. One of our members was sick and many believe passed away, but we never got notified by the family. We still wonder

I know people.

But if I didn't, maybe I'd be more interested in something like that, but if I didn't have any other connections to places I frequented online it would probably mean I didn't need to alert them. But I get where you're coming from.

Still creepy.
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I think if I was constantly getting reminders from someone who's passed, especially if they were close, I would just be sad. It would make it really hard to move on.

That's how I feel too.

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But how will you know if someone will do it? I used to have a note with all of my passwords and people I wanted contacted in case of my death, but what if that doesn't happen? I'm not too worried now, since the most important people in my life are on Facebook and will hear. And since I have a ton of people on VB on FB, I know the news will make it here. One of our members was sick and many believe passed away, but we never got notified by the family. We still wonder :(

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I know 2 people who died while I was FB friends with them. In both cases, the status updates were enough to figure it out. Then their accounts were deleted after a couple months.

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Facebook has a feature to keep FB pages as open but mark the people as died somehow, I'm not sure how it works. But this reminds me of one of my friends from school who died. Her sister still updates the page, I wish she would leave the page alone, stop posting statuses from it.
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One of my cousins (one of the few relatives on my Mom's side) passed away just as we were starting to get to know each other on FB. So sad Many friends found out when she was tagged in memorial statuses.
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I think Tupac was the originator of this concept.
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I sort of wonder what the people who receive these messages will think? At least with the messages containing text, they may not even believe it's you instead of someone who hacked your facebook or decided to play a cruel trick on them. For the videos... well they'd probably be very creeped out. It may be hard for them to even get the message due to how seeing a video of you directly addressing them after your death will make them feel.
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Reminds me of a website that sends emails you've written out to everyone after you die. Every couple months it sends a 'check up' email, and you have to click the link to confirm you're still alive. If you don't respond to the first one, it sends a couple more in the following months, and then it assumes you're dead and sends out the emails. You also have the option of pausing the check up emails in case you're not going to have internet access for however long.

I'd be very interested if you would please send me the name and URL of this website. PM me if you don't feel comfortable posting it publicly.
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#20 Old 01-21-2012, 07:24 PM
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I'd be very interested if you would please send me the name and URL of this website. PM me if you don't feel comfortable posting it publicly.

The one I'm talking about is Dead Man's Switch, but there are some others out there that are similar as well.

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I think that a one-off message is fine, especially if there was something you always wanted to say to someone in life that you found difficult, but going back to get a series of ongoing messages seems kind of strange to me.
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The one I'm talking about is Dead Man's Switch, but there are some others out there that are similar as well.

Thank you.
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Idea: Tell people what they should know now, while you're still alive.


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I think that a one-off message is fine, especially if there was something you always wanted to say to someone in life that you found difficult, but going back to get a series of ongoing messages seems kind of strange to me.

Although it would really, really suck if that message went out while you were still alive and you didn't want that person to find out just yet.
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