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Before we kick things off in 2015....

Thank you 2014

 2014 has been an eventful year for DeadSocial with great highs and lows. Here is a quick recap from the social media grapevine.

 

January 2014

 Boston Globe

"I’ve signed up for DeadSocial, and I’ve chosen my first message from the other side: It’s just a matter of time for you guys, too. Better get your digital affairs in order." - Time to plan our online estates, The Boston Globe

 

February 2014

BMJ

"DeadSocial helps Facebook and Twitter users prepare items to be posted at specific future dates and can help send (prepared) messages to loved ones, for example, on their birthdays well into the future" -  'Palliative Social Media', British Medical Journal

 

LivInfogrpahic Concept The image above is the concept design for the 'Liv-Infographic' and how the installation would later appear once built on Camden High Street, London.

 

March 2014

El Espectador

"Usted muere: ¿Qué pasa con su rastro en la web?"  - El espectador.coml espectador.com

 

Lawrence Darani

 

 Website design

 

April 2014

Google Developers 

 

 

May 2014 

eHospice

"The social networking tool that enables you to say goodbye to your friends on Facebook and Twitter once you are dead" - eHospice

 

DeadSocial's Popup Shop

DeadSocial's Pop-up Shop with Save the Make, supporting CLAM.

 

June 2014

Guardian

"Users can upload an unlimited number of photos, video, audio and text messages which will be sent out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the DeadSocial website after their death. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jun/07/web-immortality-social-media-sites-alive-die-digital?CMP=twt_gu 

 

July 2014

Dying Matters

 

The innovative online legacy tool DeadSocial once again held a week of events in a “pop-up” space in Camden" - Dying Matters Newsletter

 

 

August  2014

 Good Funeral Awards

 

September 2014

Vice UK

"DeadSoci.al looks to distribute your social media farewells – allowing you to create text, video and image rich content to be posted across Facebook and Twitter. These guys are proactive lobbyists in the death stakes, running very melancholic awareness workshops with snappy sadcore titles like "You Only Die Once", and hosting bizarre parties that people like Jordan from Rizzle Kicks DJ at. The question is: how much do you really give a shit about maintaining a social presence once you’re dead?" http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/how-to-prepare-for-your-digital-afterlife-joe-zadeh-212

  • Call for selected industry leaders to contribute their expertise on the DeadSocial site.
  • Bug testing the new site, fix issues as and when they appeared in testing cycle.
  • We gave a seminar and exhibited at the wonderful and unique 'Ideal Death Show' Birmingham

 

October 2014

 Month of the dead

 

November 2014

 Radio

"Du kan leva vidare digitalt när du dött" - Sverige Radio

  • We addressed digital death out digital legacy at Mindshares, Huddle (13th November) - Mindshare, London (full agenda)
  • We got a little shout out on the Queen Latifah Show 

 

    Macmillan  Macmillan

 

December 2014

Sonra Heyat

"Ölümdən sonra həyat" - Publika (Azerbaijani, Video in Russian) http://publika.az/p/57522

  

In the year 2015 we will...

 

  • Launch new and improved tools, features and tutorials.
  • Improve the sites user experience.
  • Expand our dedicated area for Healthcare professionals, funeral directors and carers wanting to learn more about digital death, digital legacy and digital end of life planning. http://deadsocial.org/resources/healthcare-professional-carers-area
  • Evaluate 'Adopt a Grave' and discuss if the initiative merits expanding into other cemeteries.
  • Run the first ever 'Digital Legacy Conference. Call for Papers & sponsorship opportunities can be found here: http://deadsocial.org/features/our-initiatives/digital-legacy-conference
  • Continue to support those of us wanting to take responsibility for our own digital legacy and say "goodbye" in our unique way

 

*Please get in touch if you would like to collaborate, contribute or work with us in 2015 http://deadsocial.org/contact-us

 

 

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