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Author Topic: Social networking site for the dead  (Read 1779 times)

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Offline allanq

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Social networking site for the dead
« on: December 13, 2009, 12:02:37 PM »
This is a very interesting article from the NY Times about "a social networking site for the dead."

In the words of the article's author, it is a site designed

to reclaim the memories of thousands who died during a calamitous era, when H.I.V. was still a death sentence. It connects the dead to one another, to a larger community and to groups of potential new ďfriendsĒ using technology that most of those it commemorates did not live to experience.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/13/fashion/13memorial.html?_r=1&pagewanted=1

The only thing that I found a little weird about this article is that it appears in in the "Fashion and Style" section of the newspaper.

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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Social networking site for the dead
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2009, 01:01:40 PM »
Thanks for providing that link to that really interesting article, Allan.  What a marvelous idea.  As this somewhat focuses on the Gay History Wiki and its focus on the Philadelphia area I will have to forward this to members of my local support group as I didn't live here at that time.

I don't care how many times I read something, but the lead in part about the 46 year old that passed away in 1993 could have been me (just a couple years older, same year I was diagnosed with AIDS etc) and like so many here it always reminds me of how lucky I am.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Theyer

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Re: Social networking site for the dead
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 05:14:37 PM »
This idea interrests and excites me. For a number off reasons my late partners death  has been even more present than usual in present life and one off the things he used to say when watching T.V./film credits was "I wonder how many are now dead"
This grew out off watching the credits to spot friends as he was a graduate off Cal Arts , and by 86 onwards tragic news was coming to him in London.
I find myself doing it to all 80,s work, wondering what story the credits tell.
mhtv
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

 


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