Feeds

back to article New social network is for DEAD PEOPLE

Not content with worming their way into every aspect of daily life, a new Indian social network has decided to do the same for the afterlife. Departedlife.com is the output of Anglo-Indian outfit Planet E-com Solutions, which says it is a Microsoft Certified Partner offering software development, search engine optimisation and …

COMMENTS

This topic is closed for new posts.
Silver badge

What's new

I thought that the other social networking sites were also for the dead, the brain dead !

9
2
Silver badge
Meh

Re: What's new

I will assume advertisers will not plague the site, unless they find a way to eke out a return from the afterlife?

0
0
Silver badge

Re: What's new

Nah, they've just re-labelled and re-sold Fiends Reunited.

1
0
Gold badge

Re: What's new

Of course advertisers will plague the site. When you first set it up, giving your email address and a date when your relative died, you'll probably find your inbox inundated with undertaker spam, florist spam and the like. Or am I perhaps being a touch cynical?

4
0
Anonymous Coward

Re: What's new

not cynical, just expecting too much. In fact the adverts will be just like all those elsewhere, only in black and white. And "we're extremely sorry to let you know that you have won one of our marble ipad sleeves. Click here to fill out our questionnaire!"

1
0
Gold badge
Happy

Re: What's new

After getting made redundant I temped for an insurance company for a bit. One of our form letters was, "I'm sorry to hear about the death of your beloved horse, here's some money."

Nowadays it would probably be, "Sorry your horsey's dead, can we have it please we could murder a lasagne."

I fancy a marble iPad sleeve though. How many relatives and friends do I have to kill off in order to win one?

1
0
Flame

That's naughty

Just because 99.99% of facebook accounts set up have long gone silent doesn't mean the users are dead. It just means all the reminders they get from facebook get marked as spam!

2
1
Silver badge

"I think he would have liked that"

So now I can do it for him.

0
0

This post has been deleted by a moderator

Silver badge
Paris Hilton

Re: Does it have a Nokia Lumia?

I don't get it.

Oh wait, it's Eadon. I do!

3
0
Facepalm

Oh oh!

Looks like Charlie Brooker's black mirror vision of reviving the dead from social media has already started.

1
0
Bronze badge

Re: Oh oh!

Wasn't that already done in Caprica?

0
0
Bronze badge

Re: Oh oh!

Nah, more like "Things to do in Denver when you're dead". The film, I mean, not the Warren Zevon song.

0
0
Joke

I thought myspace was already a dead social network do we really need another?

Boom-boom-tish waah waah waaaaaahhhhh

0
0
Coat

DySpace?

3
0
FSM

What about DeadSpace? Sounds cool, but it rings a bell already.

0
0
Silver badge
Coat

Has Reg Shoe joined yet?

The one with "Jingo" in the pocket, please

2
0
Silver badge

Re: Has Reg Shoe joined yet?

I'd have picked "Night Watch", meself...

4
0
Flame

Burn It

Think I will carry on looking for dead people on Wikipedia, which it seems is where this website has scraped most of its content from.

ps. I can see all the dead people (and the uprights) without logging in at all. But perhaps this is actually a tick in the "Facebook-like security" box?

0
0
Silver badge

I see dead people.

2
0
Terminator

They are also planning on doing an IM network for the departed too, based on ICQ, called ICdeadppl

I imagine it will only be popular with people who died before 2002 though!

1
0
Anonymous Coward

oh, get off

your bike!

0
0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Loved_One

0
0
Silver badge
Trollface

Dead people are anything but social, unless you call PPI phone calls social.

PPI call centre agents are dead aren't they?

0
0
Bronze badge

Only on the inside.

1
0
Silver badge
Angel

LinkedOut

If only one could upload a personality construct...

Log in to LinkedOut:

"What kept you?" the Flatline asked, and laughed.

"Told you don't do that," Case said.

"Joke, boy," the construct said, "zero time lapse for me."

At least they won't tweet.

2
0
Trollface

Third joke about this story from me - I'm on a roll baby! or just bored / a sad git

New twitter rip off for dead people - Harper its called (harp as in what angels play) - their version of tweets are called 'harps' and its customary to describe someone who harps a lot as "harping on a lot" or to say "what's he harping on about now?". Of course its all 'cloud' based to boot!

1
1
IT Angle

Oh!

So *this* is what you IT people were talking about when you were going on about zombie networks!

2
0
Gold badge

What do existing sites/people do?

Do the current sites have plans for their user's dying? And, as a very un-social-networker myself I don't know, is there a social network etiquette (snetiquette I guess?) for this situation yet?

A friend died around 10 years ago and his Myspace profile stayed up. There was a particular song on there that he'd liked, so I can remember thinking about him a few times, and going back to listen to that song and look at photos. I think his family decided to leave it up, or it may just have been that they didn't know how to get it closed, or didn't think about it.

Now Myspace was a bit less interactive than Facebook, but I can imagine an FB page still sitting there, generating content from all the people that were friends, and of course giving Facebook valuable linking information to create their social graph. So even if they close them on family request, I'm sure they keep the data. I guess family could gain control, as they have access to the main email address, and turn them into 'tribute pages', but I don't know if that's the done thing.

Interestingly, I've just checked, and my mate's Myspace page is still there. With a few people who put up birthday wishes every year, saying they miss him. Although I also notice that Myspace have removed his songs.

0
0
Gold badge
Mushroom

Re: What do existing sites/people do?

snetiquette I guess?

If I see that repellant neologism anywhere else I shall know who to blame......

2
0
Gold badge
Happy

Re: What do existing sites/people do?

If it happens, I promise that I will feel appropriately guilty. And dirty. Although also secretly pleased...

3
0
Anonymous Coward

> New social network is for DEAD PEOPLE

57,005 people?

4
0
FAIL

Should be cats, not people

Have these people never been on teh interwebs?

0
1
Silver badge
Coat

New social network? I heard people are just dying to get in.

1
0
Silver badge

Bet it gets filled with pets.

The sign up will probably take details from the living person who is creating the page, so they can be spammed later.

And once the site proves popular, then it will fill with adverts. Google Ads only want you if there is a lot of text on your site.

0
0
Gold badge

Re: Bet it gets filled with pets.

Then it would be an online Pet Cemetery.

I'm sure nothing can possibly go wrong...

2
0
Anonymous Coward

immortalize politicians

like you befriend strangers on fb, apparently.

0
0
Bronze badge
Angel

Religious Use

I could see a number of religious types using this. The Far Eastern traditions with their veneration of ancestors, The Mormons with their genealogy fetish habit.

I know how the site can try to make money. They can offer a paid-for feature of finding your past lives. correlate your (Facebook) data with the dead accounts, and tell you who you were. $50 per life, would be cheaper than a new-age past-life regressionist.

0
0
Silver badge

Re: Religious Use

In all seriousness, shouldn't the Mormons buy this site and run it forever free and advert-free? All they have to do is convert one of the still-living, and all those ancestors are instantly saved.

0
0
Anonymous Coward

BTDT

Google+ isn't it?

0
0
Anonymous Coward

It's not me. It's the rest of you! Nutters, absolutely insane.

0
0
This topic is closed for new posts.