Facebook of the Dead App
Facebook Will Be the Archive of Human History One Day
None Shall Disturb the Slumber of Our Beloved Online Ancestors
Facebook of the Dead, that is my little play on words for something of a trend that I see becoming part of our culture via Facebook. It recently occurred to me something about Facebook that might be of interest to you and that maybe you had not considered. That eventually all Facebook users will die and leave behind an archive of their lives. One day human history in this era maybe recorded through the records being left behind on Facebook.
It has always been my opinion that people in the world should be allowed to tell their life stories before they die and that these should be put into some kind of national archive. This way over time the world would end up with a history of all people, not matter how famous or common. That the most insignificant person and the highest elite would be remembered side by side. I has also pondered that this should be put into the Library of Congress or perhaps the Smithsonian archives.
The other day it then occurred to me that Facebook might be the answer to this.
Many of my friends have family, parents, even grandparents that now have Facebook pages. This is a testament to the influence of technology, it is amazing how many people over sixty are now using Facebook to communicate with their loved ones. Also most people over sixty are using Facebook to share their family photos and talk to their grandchildren, but more importantly these people with their families are building archives of their lives.
Now is the first generation to be doing this activity in a massive way. Which means this will be the first generation of users who will share their lives and eventually their deaths on Facebook. This has already happened on sites like EBay and Amazon with sellers who have died, but usually their accounts stay active and all they are remembered for is all the books they did not deliver. Which is sad, who wants to be remembered as a seller with a negative rating score after you are dead. The only honoring of your death on EBay or Amazon is your account being shut down for unintentional fraud issues.
There soon will be a generation of Facebook users who will die, but they will leave behind large archives of photos, notes, lists of friends, lists of family members and even long records of their favorite activities. It would not surprise me that after reading this article someone will begin working on an app for the honoring and archiving of Facebook members who have passed on.
If you do so, I have two recommendations for the name of the app. Either Facebook the Afterlife App, or Facebook of the Dead App. I don't want royalties, but if you use it, please make a footnote on your Facebook page giving me a little credit. Thank you for doing so, but more importantly thank you from the next world. I wish you all a happy transmigration digitally and my your heart weigh less than a feather. Blessings from Amon-Ra.