A new research suggests, Facebook will become the world’s biggest virtual graveyard as the century ends and there will be more profiles of dead people than those of living users.
Statistician Hachem Sadikki said, “Social media website Facebook, which currently has 1.5 billion users worldwide, will turn into the world’s biggest virtual graveyard by 2098.”
Facebook has refused to automatically delete the account of a dead user and instead it will turn the account into a memory of the dead person. No one likes to visit a graveyard. It’s a haunting place. Imagine if you receive a friend request from a dead person. It’s equivalent to getting a phone call from your dead friend in heaven.
No worries, Facebook is asking its users to appoint a “Legacy Contact” before they die. The “Legacy Contact” is able to handle a profile after its user dies by posting one last post and even accepting new friend requests. The contact can even update a cover and a profile photo.
So enjoy Facebook as much as you can before it turns into a graveyard.
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