What happens to Facebook after death? It's one thing to say that you can't live without the social networking site... but it appears as though the site can live without you. On Feb. 4, ABC News reported that several states are trying to figure out what exactly happens to your Facebook account -- or what should happen.
"State Rep. Peter Sullivan has introduced legislation to allow the executor of an estate control over the social networking pages of the dead. Last week, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 222-128 to give Sullivan more time to write an amendment that begins a study of the issue," ABC News reported.
So Facebook after death could live on, by way of an executor of an estate. What they choose to do with your page is up to them, unless of course you will it differently. The whole point in deciding who should have access to your social networking sites is to help prevent bullying.
Evidently there have been some instances of bullying on people's Facebook walls and Twitter accounts after the person has passed away. A law that would allow an executor full control of a deceased person's account so that they can have closure -- which comes with the ability to delete an account. As of now, a request can be submitted to Facebook to "memorialize" a dead person's page.
Do you want your Facebook page to live on after your death?
© Effie Orfanides 2013