Face­book to be­come big­gest grave­yard by 2098

The Pak Banker - - 6BUSINESS -

SAN FRAN­CISCO: If you are bogged down by no­ti­fi­ca­tions sent by the known but de­ceased peo­ple in your time­line on Face­book, do not get sur­prised by this news. Ac­cord­ing to re­searchers, the so­cial net­work­ing gi­ant will be­come the world's big­gest vir­tual grave­yard by the end of this cen­tury as there will be more pro­files of dead peo­ple than of liv­ing users."So­cial me­dia web­site Face­book, which cur­rently has 1.5 bil­lion users world­wide, will turn into the world's big­gest vir­tual grave­yard by 2098," Dai­ly­mail.co.uk quoted statis­ti­cian Hachem Sadikki from Univer­sity of Mas­sachusetts as say­ing.

This will hap­pen be­cause the web­site re­fuses to delete dead users and in­stead turns the ac­count into a "memo­ri­alised" ver­sion. "Face­book's re­fusal to au­to­mat­i­cally delete dead users and the plateau­ing mem­ber­ship of the site means that the liv­ing will be out­num­bered sooner than you might think," the re­port said.

Sadikki, a PhD can­di­date in sta­tis­tics at the Univer­sity of Mas­sachusetts, said he worked out the fig­ure by as­sum­ing that Face­book's growth will be­gin to slow soon. A blog­ging com­pany, Dig­i­tal Be­yond, has claimed that nearly 970,000 Face­book users will die this year alone across the world, which is far more com­pared to 385,968 in 2010 and 580,000 in 2012. Sadikki also as­sumed that the so­cial me­dia web­site will re­tain its ex­ist­ing pol­icy on how to han­dle dead users.

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