Do you realise, that everyone you know, someday, will die?
And I hate to be the one to break it to you, but at some point – hopefully in the distant, distant future – you’re going to leave this mortal coil, too.*
So here’s the big question: what happens to our social media profiles when we cease to exist?
Consider this: in the first eight years of its existence, 30 million Facebook users died.
But that’s just the start. If the social network stops growing, the number of people who will have died “on Facebook” will surpass the living by 2065.
Add Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google and every other social platform into the mix and we could be looking at billions of virtual tombs.
You think your social media profile is dead now? Just wait until you’ve actually died.
This visual from WebpageFX looks at what happens to your online presence when you die.
* Not me; I plan to live forever.
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