“LivesOn” will actually track your tweeting habits from when you were very much alive and use that information to craft tweets following appropriate subjects, likes and other things you were interested in during life.
The app even can nominate an ‘executor’ to decide if you should stay active in the Twitterverse or rest peacefully and tweet-free.
The only current way for people to continue tweeting from the grave is to use apps to schedule tweets in the future. LivesOn would allow tweets ‘coming from you’ to happen in real-time.
[pullquote align=”right”]“When your heart stops beating, you’ll keep tweeting,” says the new application’s tagline.[/pullquote]There’s no doubt “LivesOn” will bring debate and ethical questions.
Following the launch of another app in the niche, DeadSocial, a similar controversy erupted.
“I think memorializing is a good thing…but I can’t see why/how this sort of service would be remotely beneficial. Coming to terms with loss is to accept that once a person has gone, they have gone for good. Who would benefit from this?” Naomi Laver, a psycho-therapeutic counselor, asked the Wall Street Journal.
Morbid? Unethical? Perhaps for some, but just proof that social media will find away to survive, even when you can’t.
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