After Reading the multiple articles assigned for social media after death it made me rethink the way I post in social media. The main focus of The Huffington posts article was what happens to your future post after you die but it didn’t really mention about earlier posts.
I would describe most of my posts on social media to be silly and filled with satire. Sometimes I even post stuff just to mess with other people. I assume part of morning the dead in social media is visiting their pages and reading through their posts and there are somethings that I do post that i might not be proud of because their either stupid or insensitive. You see a part of mourning the dead is that people would recall the accomplishments that I made, how positively i affected their lives and whatever bad decision I made in life wouldn’t really jump first in mind… At least I hope that’s the case. Looking through social media is a non-filtered view of a person after death. I can see that can be equivalent to trying to be a better person if you knew you were about to die.
Another thing that came to mind was automated messages in Facebook. Some people i know have some add-ons on Facebook that post news stories on their pages. There are also some services that wish people happy birthday or happy anniversary to loved ones. Getting those messages after death can be pretty painful for the people receiving it. This article discusses what happens after death to other social media websites.