You Really Do Live Forever in Facebook

SafariScreenSnapz002.jpg Today Facebook suggested that I write on my friend Jeffrey Walker’s wall… which made me sad because Jeffrey died last year after a long struggle with cancer. I clicked on his Facebook profile and sure enough, lot’s of his friends have been leaving messages as if he were still with us, and it was nice to read the notes because it reminded me of what a good and decent person he was.

Interestingly, I could find no data element that denotes someone is deceased… you just live forever unless your account is deactivated. I wonder how that will evolve as Facebook grows and, well, more people die?