By Year 2098, Facebook will have More Profiles of Deceased than the Living Ones
Profiles of dead people will be more than living people in Facebook by 2098. The increase in number of profiles of dead is actually making Facebook a graveyard. This is the reality according to the opinion of researchers.
Facebook is a social networking website that makes it easy for you to connect and share with your family and friends online which was created by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004. Now it is the world’s largest social network comprising of more than 1 billion users. The numbers of Facebook users are increasing day by day.
Hachem Sadikki, a statistician from the University of Massachusetts revealed that #Facebook is over populated with the profiles of those who are not alive. He had made a research on the above mentioned topic and after that he had commented about this thought provoking issue.
Here’s what he said:
Social media website Facebook, which currently has 1.5 billion users worldwide, will turn into the world’s biggest virtual graveyard by 2098.
#Facebook doesn’t delete the dead person’s profile. Rather, it memorializes it so that people can leave their memories and thoughts on the deceased’s page (meaning, it’s an active account).
The growing number of #Facebook’s users.
As a solution to the problem Facebook has asked for a Legacy contact, which means any other person appointed by the people before dying, can share the pictures and memories of the respected person. Legacy contacts also won’t have the power to edit or delete posts that the deceased has shared in the past, or posts that others have shared on his or her timeline.
This Legacy contact may not be implemented properly that may be the reason why #Facebook is turning out to be a virtual graveyard.
As a solution to the problem Facebook should come out with effective multi modern strategies!!!
After someone has passed away, here is how a family member or a friend can submit the request to get their account memorialized: Submit Request here