1000Memories: Dealing with Death in the Digital Age

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What happens to your digital presence when you die?  Companies like Facebook and Twitter have struggled to find good solutions to handling profiles of members who have passed away, but 1000memories.com has found a way to use the web to fill a void. 1000memories.com uses technology to help people come together when someone dies by letting family and friends create digital memorials online that live forever.

The company, which launched this summer, rolled out new features this week that makes it easy to submit memories — text snippets, audio, video, photos — and collates all the person’s content into a quick view webpage. (More on Time.com: Digital Graveyards: What Happens To Your Twitter Account When You Die?)

To create a profile, users can pick from a variety of templates and start sharing features with family and friends.  1000memories.com also lets users pull in photos from Facebook that can be tagged as well. The new features also include biography pages where users can submit a bio of the deceased.

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have faced criticism in the past when they surfaced friend suggestions for friends who had died. The site, states their blog, was created by founders who thought that existing social networking sites didn’t provide ways to celebrate the lives of the deceased. 1000memories.com is backed by Y Combinator, a seed fund.

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