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Because if you're not on Facebook, are you really alive at all?


What life after death looks like, Facebook-style. (via Facebook)

Death comes for all things — now including your social media. Facebook recently added the ability to designate a "legacy contact" for your account. Basically, that's a person who can confirm your death and request that Facebook stop treating you like you're still breathing. This made Death and Taxes writer Joe Veix wonder how easy it would be to fake his own death.

As it turns out, it's very easy. A couple of fake accounts (including a clone of his regular Facebook account, so his friends wouldn't really think he was dead) and a hilariously bad newspaper-generated obit later, and Joe was deemed deceased by Facebook. He then changed the profile photo of his dead self to the vomiting owl above, which I approve of.

Sources: Death and Taxes