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Old 02-19-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
 
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'If I Die' app updates Facebook for you when you pass

In your final moments, updating your Facebook status or sending a Tweet should be the last thing on your mind. A morbid new service promises to take care of that for you so you can focus on the more important things when -- heaven forbid -- death catches up.


The free Facebook app If I Die gives people a chance to write their messages or record their videos well before the end arrives. Upon death, three “trustees” -- friends that you assign -- must verify your death, at which point your updates will be released to the public.
Messages can be released either all at once or on a predetermined schedule -- meaning your words can go on, and on, and on ... online that is.
But if you're thinking of changing your will "from beyond the grave," think again, said Steven M. Fox, a member of the Tax and Estate Planning practice group at law firm Buchalter Nemer. If I Die messages may hold meaning but they won't hold legal water.
“They would have no legal bearing,” Nemer told FoxNews.com. “So if anyone contests the trusteeship appointment the deceased made on his or her Facebook page, that appointment will not hold water.”
The problem, Nemer said, is in accountability. If I Die messages have more holes than a ghost mask, from a legal perspective.
“It's too easily forged and cannot be proven to be the intent of the deceased, so [If I Die messages are] not valid,” he said.
The Israeli startup that developed the app, Willook (which specializes in “time capsule” services) suggests instead leaving behind a final farewell, a long-held secret, or even one final insult.
Morbid, certainly -- but also potentially useful.


Read more: 'If I Die' app updates Facebook for you when you pass | Fox News

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Old 02-21-2012, 12:38 PM   #2
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Wow Really !
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:51 PM   #3
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Okay...that's just spooky...or is it just me?
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yeah, that's what I want...... my last little nugget of wisdom to share upon this earth will be a Facebook update.

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:24 AM   #5
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I just called out for the rest of my life. But I'll live forever on facebook.
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