Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Facebook Apllication 'If i die' will let you to update status, when you're dead!

FACEBOOK is hosting an app that lets you deliver your last words from beyond the grave. The third-party app called “If I die” lets users record a video or text message that will only be published in the event of your death.

Once you install the app you must select three “trustees” from your Facebook friends list to confirm you have in fact died.

What do you think? Is this app cool or creepy? Tell us below.
When all three agree, the video or message will be released on your wall.

Digital strategist at communications agency Text 100 Karalee Evans said while app could seem a little creepy it could help stop trolling and flaming on memorial pages.


“The person that has recorded the message is controlling how their social networks find out about their passing,” Ms Evans said. “And it could be something that helps to mitigate that flaming by switching the power balance.”

She said the app could be useful for people with terminal illnesses to control how they finish their social footprint.

More than 5000 Facebook users have already liked the app on the social networking site but judging from this reaction on Twitter not everyone is convinced:

“Now I have seen it all! Morbid?” wrote user @ronbercume.

Another user @johanncarlise wrote: “If FB is the best you can do for after-death messages you probably don't have any very exciting secrets to share anyway.”

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