When MySpace Members Die
Posted on 29th April, 2006
There’s an article over at New York Times about how social networking sites like MySpace.com create a new form of grieving when a MySpace.com 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 MyDeathSpace.com 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