Too many of the status updates Q101 reads everyday seems to be from dead people-brain dead people that is. Now it’s going to get a whole lot worse. It’s bad enough we get email from dead relatives who’ve been basking in the perpetual light for years now but somehow STILL finds the time to break from all that paradise to urge us to consider getting discounted Cialis (ever get the old “dead person email spam”? It’s pretty disconcerting.) But why wait for a spammer to take control of someone’s address book and send out emails in your name after you’ve departed? Now there’s a way to actually post on Facebook from the grave. Read this:
Want to leave a Facebook post after your time is up? There’s an app for that.
It’s called “If I Die,” and lets you leave a Facebook message behind that is not to be posted until after your earthly demise.
Gary Baumgarten spoke with several Facebook users to get their take on the app, and the reactions were mixed. Some were not overly enamored with the premise, while others admitted to seeing some purpose with the program.
“I think it’s great. It’s great thing to do, because a lot of people pass away without saying a lot of things that they wanted to say to everybody. To people you hate or whatever, you could leave a message too,” user Shawn said.
“There may be some people who are like terminally ill who want to leave a message,” user Pete said.
Another told Baumgarten that if he has something to say, he’ll open his mouth while he still is able.
“I would think that it’s a little too late after you are dead. It’s probably something you’d want to say before you go,” said Mike, another Facebook user.
Even others were already planning what message they would leave.
User Bogie planned to keep his message short, sweet, and to the point.
“Keep drinking,” he told Baumgarten.
Q101 Editor: If you think some of the stuff people say on FB and online is nasty now, just wait til you read what people say after they’re dead. The world’s about to get a whole lot more nasty.