4- Vir­tual After­lives

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them when some­one in their net­work passes away. In sim­i­lar con­struct, Le­banon’s on­line por­tal Khoolood, hosts a vir­tual ceme­tery and shrine for mourn­ers to con­tinue to com­mu­ni­cate with and com­mem­o­rate their de­parted. The plat­form keeps a log of con­do­lences and alerts users to ‘death an­niver­saries’ of the de­ceased.

Early last year, Face­book in­tro­duced its "legacy con­tact" feature — think of it as an emer­gency con­tact for your ac­count in the case of death – to del­e­gate the man­age­ment of one‘s ac­count af­ter their death.

El Wafeyat On­line Obit­u­ary Plat­form, Egypt Data Source: US Cen­sus Bu­reau

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