Find out what happens to our social networks after death, and how to handle them after someone you love passes after the break.
- Twitter — Twitter just rolled out a new death policy, allowing a close friend or relative to back up or close the account of the deceased with a link to a public obituary and your contact information.
- Facebook — You can request that a Facebook profile be deleted or memorialized. Memorializing the page will allow sensitive info to be wiped clean, while the wall remains intact for friends and family to leave comments.
- Gmail — The next of kin can gain access to the deceased's Gmail account by faxing or mailing confirmation of your identity and proof of death to Gmail user support.
- MySpace — You can delete or memorialize a deceased user's MySpace profile if you are the next of kin, but you won't be allowed access to edit or change any of the content.
- Ebay — You can request an Ebay account be closed due to death by sending a copy of the death certificate via fax.
- LinkedIn — Fill out LinkedIn's Verification of Death forms, and either email or fax them back to the company.