When MySpace Members Die

April 29, 2006 by  

There’s an article over at New York Times about how social networking sites like create a new form of grieving when a member dies.

It’s impossible to know how many people with pages on social networking sites have died; 74 million people have registered with MySpace alone, according to the company, which said it does not delete pages for inactivity. But a glib and sometimes macabre site called has documented at least 116 people with profiles on MySpace who have died. There are additions to the list nearly every day.

Read more: Rituals of Grief Go Online

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