Web Graveyard Update

I had recent­ly moot­ed the con­cept of WebGraveyard.com, where your pres­ence in the online world will for­ev­er be pre­served, includ­ing your social net­work­ing pro­files, blogs, etc.

If any­one is yet not con­vinced this is a great idea, check out Online-Funer­al.

Online Funer­al allows mourn­ers to par­tic­i­pate in the funer­al cer­e­mo­ny via the Inter­net, and if their appoint­ment book doesn’t have a free slot at that time, allows them to see the videos lat­er, or even order CDs.

Vir­tu­al Trib­utes’ are noth­ing but a sim­ple sign­ing of a Guest Book. In con­trast, our plan is to offer vir­tu­al memo­ri­als – full 3D repli­cas of what’s offered on Memorials.com.

Com­pared to our WebGraveyard.com, this is peanuts! There is no inte­gra­tion of the deceased person’s online life. In fact, Online Funer­al just looks like a sim­ple wid­get that we can add to Web­Grave­yard, no?

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  • Anony­mous


    I have been fol­low­ing your blog for a while and it is def­i­nite­ly enter­tain­ing. For the sake of my pri­va­cy and con­cern for those around me I am leav­ing behind an anony­mous com­ment.

    I thought that Web Grave­yard is a real­ly good idea. As social net­works etc. spread into com­mon life, it would be worth­while to let peo­ple know about ones demise.

    How­ev­er, I have a total­ly oppos­ing view of life which I will explain below. You can treat it as a fea­ture request.

    I don’t flat­ter myself by think­ing that peo­ple are actu­al­ly going to care once I die (for a few days sure, but after a while — NO way). How­ev­er, it would be impor­tant to inform them about it. So I would like a ser­vice which would send an email to every­one in my address book, send every­one an SMS from my phone, change my sta­tus on var­i­ous social net­works etc. and then even­tu­al­ly delete all the infor­ma­tion and close all the accounts.

    At the moment, I have a list of accounts and pass­words pinned to my will and instruc­tions for my sis­ter on how to do all this man­u­al­ly.

    I like in the Hin­du way of cre­mat­ing and not leav­ing behind any­thing. I don’t want to leave behind a dig­i­tal foot­print either.


  • This is just an ongo­ing tes­ta­mo­ny to how life and death has changed beca­sue of the inter­net.

    I know my life is for­ev­er changed.

  • Nice blog post, a good read, i’ll be book­mark­ing this.