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Most likely, each user sotsialnyx networks, at least once in a lifetime wondering – what happens to the accounts and avatars of people who are no longer with us? How to treat this page?
On the one hand, a page on the Internet, it is the memory of the deceased, since it retains records, photos, videos, correspondence, etc. Imagine how much objective information, future generations will be able to give our pages after we die, let’s say, in 100 years … to overestimate the importance of this information for the future, historians, sociologists, philosophers, etc. very difficult.
But at the same time, there is another side – ethical. A constant reminder of the dead person, stirs the soul of his relatives and friends.
Find a solution that would satisfy all quite difficult.
For the believer, the main question will be – what will happen to the soul of the deceased in this case? From the point of view of religion, ritual funeral – is a symbolic process that draws a line, completes the earthly life, frees the human soul before it will go to another world. But can we consider this ceremony is completed, if the existence of man continues in the network, even if it is offline … This gives rise to the following question, as relates generally to virtual life? Can we say that life in social networks – part of life on earth? Because if it is, then the Internet should be considered a necessity funeral.
For example, in the United States, offering to give the right to manage accounts of the deceased, the executor of the will. The bill proposed by John Whitman, American Senator Nebraska. So far, such a law is valid only in one state of the United States – Oklahoma. But the question is becoming increasingly important to the extent that, as maturing audience members “the Facebook” and “Twitter.”
At the moment, there is no single solution to this problem. Administrators of Facebook allow relatives of the deceased to convert these pages – a “memory pages”, and create a “memory pages” to those who have never been registered on the network. On these pages moderators block the ability to add the deceased friends, so his page becomes something of a virtual grave. Dutch social network Hyves allows to translate the page to the status of the deceased “Inmemoriam”, when a user name is added to the word “Inmemoriam” – «In memory of …”. This blocks the ability to add a page to the chat, as well as disabled alert birthday.
However, the idea of immortality in social networks, is gradually being implemented. Dave Bedvud, created an app Daily Telegraph, through which you can tweet even after death. The application analyzes all posts by, and after his death – continues to create new tweets. The popularity of such a generator is not large, has registered about 300 people.
 

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