Posts Tagged ‘“If I die”’
Facebook friends and the end: will our obsession with social media make face-to-face contact a memory?
Today’s post is another guest piece on Magnificent Nose, this time about a Facebook application that allows you to update your status after you have become earthworm food.
It’s simple: I tempt you with a few lines that make absolutely no sense, and then you click here to zip across (is that the technological term?) to Magnificent Nose to read the full article.
The tagline on the “If I die” application’s website asks, “What happens to your Facebook profile if you die?” I always assumed that when I died, I’d be too busy being dead to consider what the world was doing without my status updates. While still in the land of the living, wouldn’t the time invested in planning our final broadcast be better spent rekindling relationships that have lapsed because of our fixation on maintaining hundreds of virtual friendships?
If you were disobedient and didn’t click on the above link like you were told to, try this one to read “The Final Check-In”.
While we are on the subject of social networking, remember to check out The Dissemination of Thought Facebook page. For every person that likes it, a unicycle-riding circus bear will be sent a cheque for $2* and a bag of Doritos.
* Author’s note: cheques will not be honoured. What the hell do bears need money for?
Written by disseminatedthought
January 30, 2012 at 15:12
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