I’ve come to accept the fact that I’m never going to escape the grasp of social media. Even if I ran away and lived as a hermit in the woods, I just wouldn’t be able to resist tweeting a photo of myself feeding squirrels or something. Which is probably why when I found out you can now update your Facebook after you die, my response was more “hmm?” than “ewww.”
If I Die is the hot new app that allows you to record a video or write a message to be published after your death. You just submit the material, select close friends to release it upon your demise and voila! It’s almost as great as a will, and possibly a lot more interesting. Sure, Grandma can leave you her Precious Moments collection, but wouldn’t you rather read a letter revealing the wild adventures she had as a youngster?
It’s all a bit morbid, but not really. We’re all going to die, and everyone wants to leave some sort of impression behind. I think this is a sweet, well-thought way to do just that.
What do you think of the app? Are you going to try it?