August 1, 2011 by Sarojini Seupersad
Adam Ostrow, Editor in Chief of Mashable.com, is really weird. He gave this presentation at a recent TEDtalk and managed to bum the whole audience out. To him, it would be super cool if – based on previous material posted by you – Facebook, Twitter et al, could continue to post and update your pages AFTER YOU’RE DEAD. Spooky! Are we just an amalgamation of our status updates, tweets and online personas? Could a computer model predict what you’d say after the last episode of 30 Rock (perish the thought!) if you’re not around to post it yourself? Is death is the new black? No, I don’t think that’s good enough. The thing that makes life worth living and makes us savor everything we touch – is the fact that we all die. And besides, I’m kind of a jerk on Facebook. I wouldn’t want that personality to be the one that survives. Still, this video is worth watching.