Public Service Announcement #34

Relatives really need to stop logging into their dead loved ones’ Facebook accounts and like pages/or make comments on other people’s walls. It’s disconcerting to see someone “like” a page or make a comment under that account when they’ve been dead for months.


2 thoughts on “Public Service Announcement #34

  1. People do that?! That’s just creepy. UGH. I’ve never had that happen to me but what I do see often is people making status updates about their dead loved one. E.g. “Still missing you, dad. I will never forget you. I love you. Etc.” And then they get 10 likes and people commenting “hugs” or “your dad loves you too”. There’s one girl whose dad died a year ago and she makes this kind of updates every 2 months or so. I know all too well about missing a dead loved one but that shit’s private, man. Maybe for your blog but not for bloody Facebook. *steps off soapbox*

    • Yeah, grief on Facebook is a tricky thing to navigate. Personally, I am like you; a good friend died several months ago and while I miss him a lot, it seemed wrong to go on Facebook and announce his death or make random updates about missing him. But I tend to be very private in real life so it fits my personality. At the same time, I think it really helps some people to have that community and to share their feelings in that outlet, so I support that too, as long as it is not excessive.

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