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Facebook on the way to become biggest virtual graveyard

The dead on Facebook may outnumber the living before the century is out.

Hachem Sadikki, PhD candidate in statistics at the University of Massachusetts said that by 2098, the social network will become the world’s biggest virtual graveyard. He worked on the basis that Facebook will continue to refuse to delete dead users automatically and that Facebook growth will soon begin to slow.

At present when a user dies on Facebook it transforms their page into a ‘memorialised’ version. The only way to delete the account of a dead person is for someone with the password to log in and close it down. But few people have another person’s login, so the account tends to remain.

So, soon number of dead people accounts will be more then number of living people account and we will be waiting for those friend requests to be accepted whose user do not exist any more.



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