Saturday, 4 May 2019

The digital cemetery: When Facebook controls our history

The number of Facebook profiles of people who have died may exceed the number of living profiles in just 50 years, according to a new study. As such, the social network could become the keeper of a significant part of humanity’s memory.

From France24 at https://www.france24.com/en/20190428-facebook-zuckerberg-dead-orwell-oxford-internet-institute.

2 comments:

Toni said...

I am not a member of face book. I can not see a lot of things there. Even some genealogical pages are off limits to me. I don't intend to become a member of face book and I certainly don't intend to become a member of a face book group, especially before I can even see what they are about. All the accounts that belong to dead people... what good are they if no one has access?

judylynne said...

I also do not belong to the world of Facebook or Instagram or any other social media site. I do not intend to become embroiled in that vortex either. If I miss out on some information by not 'belonging', so be it.