Listen up, social media-obsessed: Now you don't have to let a silly little thing like death get in the way of staying in touch with your family and friends online.
, a free service that lets you schedule updates on your favorite social networks. Only, those updates are only released when you die.
A couple of thoughts here. First:
OK, that feels better.
Now, for real: What's this service really playing at?
In some odd, screwed-up, we-can't-believe-we're-saying-this kind of way, DeadSoci.al might help a dying person comfort the people they will leave behind after their imminent passing, whether with humor or heartfelt sentiments.
But for the very young, this service assumes that Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and the like will still be around years from now. It's doubtful they will be. So what happens to those scheduled messages?
What if DeadSoci.al goes belly up? What happens to all of those messages then?
There's something oddly alluring about being able to tweet your last will and testament after you die. There's also something creepy about a service storing thousands of deeply personal messages that may or may not ever be seen. Something really, really creepy.
Would you use a service like DeadSoci.al?