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April 30, 2012

LIKE YOUR MESSAGE COULD BE: 'BOO!'

DeadSocial is a service that taps in to your Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts, allowing you to add messages to a private calendar that can be distributed on your networks after you die.

(Thanks to Janice Gelb)

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That's all well and good, but can I play Bejeweled and Words with Friends?

ubetcha --
Not while waiting on the ground to connect through Atlanta.

If only Houdini had known about this.

What we really need is a way to send messages the other way.

"Hi There I'm Still Dead"
sounds like an appropriate greeting

let the mormons know, so they can baptise ya.....

Perfect for the person who always said, "I'll get on Facebook over my dead body."

That's me, Horace. How about "I wouldn't be caught dead on Facebook"?

Heh, heh. That'll work if you die before you change your passwords. (Which, admittedly, for some would be forever.)

"Won't you be so kind as to join me for a drink?

It's awfully hot down here, and one does work up a thrist,


In any case, be seeing you soon!"

Might be a tad more upsetting than 'boo'!

"Note to you: Hire Ghost Whisperer for message."

"Further note to you: Hire Ghost Busters to stop messages."

I can only imagine the spam that would come as a result of posting an afterlife message.

"Moved. Left no forwarding address."

I predict a spike in royalties for Alice Cooper's Wish You Were Here.

Walt Disney is said to have done this -- left film of himself running meetings and talking directly to still-living subordinates (who, of course, had assigned seats, so he seemed to be looking at them.) Don't know if it's true or not.

Max Headroom had an episode in which virtual dead people spoke to their surviving relatives. Max, as usual, was a great predictor of the things 20 minutes in the future.

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