1. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Facebook thought I was dead.

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Link the Writer, Nov 11, 2016.

    So I go into my Facebook to find this advertisement about memorialized accounts. The message read: "Remembering John [last name redacted]
    We hope people who love John will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life."

    In other words, Facebook thought I had passed away and put this on my page. It's gone now, but damn was that freaky. Has this ever happened to you? Social media sites going onto your account/accounts of people you know and leaving behind memorial notices as if they had died?

    Freaky as hell...
     
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    Iain Sparrow Banned Contributor

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    I'm just new to the slightly off-putting world of Facebook.
    It gives me updates I didn't ask for, points me to people I don't know, has me at various ages and birthdates, curiously, none as yet have been my real age or birthdate... but at least it hasn't memorialized my life yet.o_O
     
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    I had people do this to me on a social media site before, but not the site itself.
     
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    Apparently it's happened to quite a lot of people today. Glitch in the matrix.
     
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    :eek:

    I just checked my Facebook account. I'm still alive. Whew!
     
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    Hey, Link, here ya go:

    "What a Spirit springin', springin' round my head,
    Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead!"

     
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    What's a "memorialised account" exactly? How does Facebook know you died when it really happens? I'm guessing someone in the family needs to contact Facebook with an actual death certificate in order for them to change the account type from Alive to Dead. Or, if that process is automated, then that's the glitch they had today exposing an extremely emotional fault in their programming that could easily be used by scammers???

    Glad to know you're still alive and kicking OP!! :) :) It would be weird having a ghost posting on the writing forums :)
     
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    E-mail linkedin/facebook to say someone is dead - difficult to close down operations.

    My Dad's floating out there somewhere, but dead - can't remember what I said wrong to admin, a couple of goes, y'know, at the keyboard, just a, y'know, a 'go fuck yourselves' is my conclusion.

    Also Xhamster, the account - prolific, bastard homo/scat mercenary, daddy...
     
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    Would that make him a ghostwriter?
     
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    FaceBook put a montage together of images my cousin had previously posted and made a slide show, then posted it on all her friends' FB pages. She thought it was great. :eek:

    To say that website is invasive is an understatement.
     
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    It's all over the radio news, RIP.
     
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    When people ask me if I am on Facebook, I always say yes. In fact, I do not have a Facebook thing/page/account/password and such, but I do especially enjoy being a black soldier in Kenya by proxy along with a few more folks in Africa who share my slightly rare real name, but probably not my ideas.

    Shit ! Regardless, it is their loss in the end, and probably mine as well. Oh well, what ya gonna do ?

    Fact of the matter is, that I didn't really know how significant I was until the www came along. (read as ultimately sarcastic, I am still relatively new here)
     
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    I'm always looking for a good reason to complain about Facebook. Thanks @Link the Writer ! Although I have to admit there are some funny responses to this thread! I really miss humor. :)
     
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    When my father died six years ago, Facebook didn't notice. I finally had to unfriend him so he'd stop haunting me.
     

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