Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nothing Is Certain (Except Death and Facebook)

Facebook announces a new approach for handling deceased users' pages:

"When someone leaves us, they don't leave our memories or our social network," Facebook director of security Max Kelly said in a blog post Monday.

"To reflect that reality, we created the idea of 'memorialized' profiles as a place where people can save and share their memories of those who've passed."

Profiles of dead people do not turn up in friend recommendations or general searches at Facebook, according to Kelly. Privacy settings on memorialized accounts only let confirmed friends or family members see them.

Also see: Facebook to launch memorial profiles of deceased users

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

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