Last year, Chicago street performer Tom Loconti committed suicide. But before his death, Loconti—known as "Plainwhite Tom
Imagine if your great-grandchildren walk over to the latest voice-controlled computer of their day and say, "I want to talk to grandma." In just seconds, a "virtual you" is projected into the room ready for a quick conversation.
Death ends a life, but not a soul. The spirit lives on. But where does Facebook enter the picture? Does a Facebook profile get buried like a body? Or does it become a living spirit?
In this week's issue, Jaweed Kaleem examines the ways social networking sites like Facebook are opening up the conversation about death, allowing people's profiles to remain even after their death. And Jon Ward takes us inside the Republican party in the wake of Mitt Romney's loss to President Obama, revealing a party grappling with existential questions.
The writer's co-worker was effectively locked out of his account. (Click to read what happened next.) Notopoulos included
We're in a moment of unprecedented change when it comes to the conversation about death. Death, once a private issue, has also gone public and political. At HuffPost, we're covering stories about death.
These kinds of cases first drew Edmondson to the site beginning in 2006. He's also a member of a Facebook page the site maintains
"It's a little weird," said Brookner, who has set up a separate email address for the Facebook account. "But it's amazing
When a tragedy like this occurs on the battlefield, military protocol is for the soldier's next of kin to be informed by
We all confront mortality at some point. In response, Facebook created memorial profile pages, which allow us to visit, chat, and stay connected with our dearly departed friends and family.
Facebook, the world's biggest social network, knows a lot about its roughly 500 million members. Its software is quick to
An Australian man was charged with murder on Saturday for allegedly using Facebook to lure an 18-year-old woman to her death
SYDNEY (AFP) -- Australian twins Angela and Maryanne Vourlis learned their teenage brother had died in a car crash from reading