Dead Twitter Society Arrives|Your Funeral Guy

10 Aug
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Twitter has now come up with a policy on deceased Users. Essentially if some one dies there are two basic options Options are delete the account, or receive archived tweets.

Here is a snippet  of Their Policy:

If we are notified that a Twitter user has passed away, we can remove their account or assist family members in saving a backup of their public Tweets.

Please contact us with the following information:

  1. Your full name, contact information (including email address), and your relationship to the deceased user.
  2. The username of the Twitter account, or a link to the profile page of the Twitter account.
  3. A link to a public obituary or news article.

You can contact us at, or by mail or fax:


The verification process is not too cumbersome. One has to only submit a newspaper article or an obituary.

Social media has along way to go on digital death and dying

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2 Responses to “Dead Twitter Society Arrives|Your Funeral Guy”

  1. riaenjolie August 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    Life is so much more involved than ever before. I wonder how many relatives will actually take the time to remember to look for this information, let alone to sign on anf followthrough with social media cancellations.

    I think that if someone came up with a website that would store all of the end of life information that a person might need to share, it would be a huge plus for everyone involved. The individual, while still alive, would save their insurance and banking information; their own eulogy and obit; their will, an inventory of personal items and where they could be found; contact information for veterans and fraternal organizations to participate in the funeral. The list can go on and on. Here is where social media cancellation information could also be found. Everything in one place. Everything would have to be secure as well.

    Marc LeVine
    Director of Social Media
    RiaEnjolie, Inc.

  2. yourfuneralguy August 10, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    The problem with a central storage place is security, it has to be updated, quite often because web security is constantly changing!

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