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Should access to a person’s social media accounts be turned over to family members after he or she dies?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
43% 275
Yes
 
42% 267
Not sure
 
14% 92
Total 634

Comments

GmaD321 2 years, 1 month ago

I think the family should be able to access it 2 get photos off of it that they may not have of their loved one. That is how I contacted friends of my son"s after he died and was able to get all kinds of photos of him that bring back memories and just warm my heart in general.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 1 month ago

"My greatest fear in life is that no-one will remember me after I'm dead." - some dead guy

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Paul R Getto 2 years, 1 month ago

Good question. When one dies in the real world, should that person live on in cyberville? Not sure what the best answer is. Certainly come a long way from mere headstones and sticking someone in the ground. Maybe the next move will be wireless headstones connected to the person's digital past. Stand by the grave, turn on the app and listen to them all over again?

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Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 1 month ago

What about the poor spammers? They'll be sending spam to people who won't ever read it!

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average 2 years, 1 month ago

Being able to post the announcements of their deaths on each of my parents' Facebook walls was helpful in getting the news out to hundreds of people I wouldn't have known or thought to tell otherwise. It's not 1950 any more, where almost all your acquaintances live in the same city and all read the same obituary section in the same paper.

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chaelaw 2 years, 1 month ago

My boyfriend died almost a year ago, and I can't briny myself to delete his Facebook. I like being able to look at it every now and then and see his pictures...

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George_Braziller 2 years, 1 month ago

A friend of mine died a month ago but his Facebook account still exists and I kind of like that it does. Every once in a while I go back to re-read his posts and look at the photos in his album. He also posted some videos of him on stage. Bill may be dead but I can still watch and hear him at the piano.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 1 month ago

I would like my history, you see, To be as fond as it can be. But when I'm said & done Offer praise or make some fun. It'll be the same difference to me.

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gl0ck0wn3r 2 years, 1 month ago

Shouldn't it be handled as property much in the same way everything else is handled in one's will? I think that is eventually where it will end up.

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JM Andy 2 years, 1 month ago

Not without prior (doh!) written permission from the deceased. I'm not close to my family and I'm scared to think what they might post. Probably some Christian crap that would make me roll over in my grave.

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rukidingme 2 years, 1 month ago

Have you ever heard the saying "I'll take it to my grave" Leave the accounts closed and delete them unless it in the will to read and open. If opened look at how many people could be hurt by what they never knew. We al have something in our past that we will take to our grave.

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Liberty275 2 years, 1 month ago

Your poll has no valid answer. The "account" should be deleted unless the deceased has requested otherwise. I'm sure.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 1 month ago

Ya thinks I'm boring here? Wait'll you see my FB . . .

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blue73harley 2 years, 1 month ago

Sure. Post some funny stuff on my facebook page just to freak people out.. Like RC52, I will be too dead to care.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 1 month ago

Yah, do it. Good new sources of entertainment. You can check out all of my stuff. I'll be dead. I won't mind. If I do, I imagine it'll prove difficult to express.

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SirReal 2 years, 1 month ago

If anyone knows the person (five foot 8 brown scraggly beard) living out of a school bus in brook creek park area....

It has been well over one month that at least one person has been squatting out of an old beat up school bus with the words 'school' blackened out, in the brook creek park area, with their animals in tow. To be fair, five weeks is a generous amount of time to have been allowed to live out of your vehicle on a public street considering it is illegal. Please find another spot, please go to Mass st. if you want to panhandle, do not do it on our street, people in the neighborhood have witnessed this. You need to pull into a driveway of someone that you know at the very least. There is plenty of rentals available in the area for not a lot of money at all probably a few without security deposits even. I take pride in this neighborhood and it is time for you to move on. You have overstayed your welcome. Five weeks is a generous amount of time.

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