Now that I am dead, facebook can help me disapprove of you and other fun stuff to do posthumously

I have a couple of facebook friends who have passed on. I don’t mean they stopped updating their status’ because they are too busy to care if I know what they ate for breakfast. I mean… they DIED. This may be painful for some of my friends to read. So I will wait until you click over to another blog….it’s okay. I understand – just come back tomorrow okay?

When someone dies these facebook pages just sit there. Sure people come over to it and write things on the wall about missing them, wishing they were here…stuff like that. Unless someone knows your password to delete your page, then what? I have one “friend” who died 2 years ago. It was too painful for me to see their name pop up from the facebook monkey’s suggesting I write on their wall, or suggest friends to them. I had to unfriend them. Weird but true. I know they aren’t offended, they are dead. If they are offended…seriously get a life  haunt me already. Knowing them the way I do, they could care less if I unfriended them.

Mashable posted this

I Die lets “you” post a final message to your wall and loved one when you’re dead. After installing the app, you choose three “trustees” (Facebook friends) who are charged with verifying your death. Users can then record videos or craft any number of Facebook posts to be published posthumously. When your trustees confirm your death, your messages can be published all at once to your Facebook wall or released on a designated schedule.

I think I could have a lot of fun with this! Posting little messages weekly, reminding people things or just looking at them in a disapproving manner and saying – I can see your every move. I know what you are doing in the car when you think no one is watching. This could be the ultimate revenge!

But what would I say? And more importantly who do I trust (that is sure to live longer than me) to post this video to my facebook wall?

Well, first of all they must be facebook friends, so that rules out my Aunt who is on top of all kind of details and would be PERFECT for this job. The fb friends must also be tech savvy, meaning they can add/delete and set privacy settings with ease. This rules out Joe because he can’t figure out how to let me and AnotherGoalSetter see his mobile album on fb. It also has to be someone who – chances are – will live longer than me. They must be younger than me but not too young that it would be traumatic, so not the OffSpring. I think the best choice is The Photographer Farrah Fowler. She is my wingman and co-admin on The Edmonton Tourist Fan Page. She is reliable and loyal to the nth degree. My next choice would be Chicken Hawk. Chicken Hawk would make a list and add me to it. Then a neat check mark would go beside my name and poof! My posthumous video would be on my wall for all to see. My third choice (because Mashable recommends 3 fb friends for optimum performance) is FavNiece. She is smart, younger and knows how to do illegal cool stuff with technology. Excellent choice Edmonton Tourist, if I do say so myself. Note to my wingmen – contact Oracle regularly. He lives in Australia the future and will know when I die.

Now what should me message be? I thought I would record a few samples like “Uncle Bloefeld – it’s TRUE you do need dracma to get passage to Hades” or “the winning lotto numbers are…” or ” up the hill, around the rock, over the bridge under the Lodgepole pine tree, 4th from the left but to the right of the Mountain ash, is a box burried in a hole about 2 feet down”

but I decided the “look of disapproval” would be fitting for most people I know. It can’t be suitable for different events in many different contexts.

What do you think? More importantly, what would YOU say?


14 thoughts on “Now that I am dead, facebook can help me disapprove of you and other fun stuff to do posthumously

  1. Oh my gosh! I love it… I don’t know what I like more, the idea of reminding some how much I loved them, or the fact that I could finally stop “playing nice” with a few others…. I guess its true, every single one of us, a devil inside! LOL

  2. What if the designated ‘Wingmen’ pretended to be you and wrote things on your behalf—rude things—sarcastic ‘mean but true’ things—not that I would do that, but maybe the other two would ;o) Just sayin.

  3. First: I am a wee bit freaked it is an app. That being said: Secondly: OMG! How fun could this be? I would have to make some different stuff available. You know for those folks you know you will have to give the evil eye too and then funny posts. This could take up the rest of my life! Just to have stuff to post after I am dead…..

    Wait a minute…..

    Peace and blessings!

  4. First….yeah for me! I’m SO there for you. But that would also mean I need to…ahem…get off the cool technology and live better if I’m to do this. I’m sure we’ll be in holograms by then – think a 3D version of a Weasley howler….

  5. No need for that app! When I’m dead my facebook will be updated as frequently as when I was alive.

    A + on the disapproving look! I’d be cowering in a corner if you were MY mom!!

  6. That’s a little weird to me, those post-death social networking services. But I guess having your page out there for eternity may be considered weird too. I guess the only choice… I’ll just never die.

  7. Ha! Not only do I love your look of disapproval…but the occasional sighs and shaking of your head are the icing on the cake. This is genius. I need to hire *you* as my wingman!

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