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    Social Media Extends Beyond the Grave With Virtual Memorials

    A separate site, MyDeathSpace.com, links profiles of dead MySpace members to their obituaries. The deaths featured are often those of young people who died untimely. Like other online memorials, the profiles feature the deceased person’s favorite song, food and quotes.

    “It’s a way for the family to maintain connections with the deceased’s friends, while also allowing the grieving process to take place in a global public forum,” writes Mashable poster Mike Fruchter.

    Others have been critical of MyDeathSpace, however. A July 2007 Salon article notes, “For some, it's a form of reality-based entertainment, of the most morbid variety.” At times, complete strangers to those profiled have posted comments that ridicule the circumstances of death or the spelling of other commenters.

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    Re: Social Media Extends Beyond the Grave With Virtual Memorials

    [quote author=the color nine link=topic=19588.msg1257691#msg1257691 date=1240584564]
    or the spelling of other commenters.
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    lol I think it's really funny they included that bit. you grammar nazis, you!
    i it

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    Re: Social Media Extends Beyond the Grave With Virtual Memorials

    I saw this article this morning and I love how they quoted the July 2007 Salon article. Stupid.

    For all the Canadian lovers out there, the Calgary Herald will be running a story midweek (next week) on MDS.

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    Re: Social Media Extends Beyond the Grave With Virtual Memorials

    I've been using those virtual memorials like "Light a virtual Candle" for dead pets for years. I'm not sure if I would use it for a dead relative, though.

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    Re: Social Media Extends Beyond the Grave With Virtual Memorials

    I did not checked it before.


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    Re: Social Media Extends Beyond the Grave With Virtual Memorials

    [quote author=theodoreH link=topic=19588.msg1453726#msg1453726 date=1258914221]
    I did not checked it before.


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    Check what?

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    Re: Social Media Extends Beyond the Grave With Virtual Memorials

    First it was private profiles, but now Facebook is ruining everything.
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