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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:22 PM

Why Are Dead People Liking Stuff On Facebook?

Last month, while wasting a few moments on Facebook, my pal Brendan O’Malley was surprised to see that his old friend Alex Gomez had “liked” Discover. This was surprising not only because Alex hated mega-corporations but even more so because Alex had passed away six months earlier.

The Facebook “like” is dated Nov. 1, which is strange since Alex “passed around March 26 or March 27,” O’Malley told me. Worse, O’Malley says the like was “quite offensive” since his friend “hated corporate bullshit.”

check out the screenshot and rest of story:
http://readwrite.com/2012/12/11/why-are-dead-people-liking-stuff-on-facebook

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Reply Why Are Dead People Liking Stuff On Facebook? (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 OP
flamingdem Dec 2012 #1
Arugula Latte Dec 2012 #2
Lydia Leftcoast Dec 2012 #3
Smilo Dec 2012 #4
Ploughman Dec 2012 #5
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #6
Whovian Dec 2012 #7
Glitterati Dec 2012 #8
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #10
WhoIsNumberNone Dec 2012 #9
slackmaster Dec 2012 #11

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:24 PM

1. maybe..

they could send yelp reviews on services "up there" too

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:25 PM

2. I recently got a suggestion to "friend" a high school classmate who I knew had passed away.

It's creepy.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:32 PM

3. One of my Facebook friends died last year, but his profile is still up

and I get messages telling me to suggest friends for him.

Uh, the guy next to him in the cemetery?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:45 PM

4. Move over The Walking Dead.......... we now have the Talking Dead

or at least the Liking Dead.

Honestly, I guess we shouldn't be surprised at the lengths some corps(e) will go to.

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Response to Ploughman (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:58 PM

6. m'kay..






or...probably this brand


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Response to Ploughman (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:01 PM

7. CYA nt

 

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:07 PM

8. My deceased husband liked something this morning.

He died in early 2011.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:31 PM

10. Are you serious?

That must have been quite a shock.

Facebook is getting a lot of bad press for its advertising games and false information.

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:34 PM

11. A great philosopher once told me "When you are alive, some days are a bummer. When you are dead,

 

...every day is a bummer."

The dead don't have much to do, so some of them spend all day on Facebook.

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