Do you know that even if you inherited the dead user’s password, it’s against Facebook’s terms of service for you to use it?
‘As of 2012, 30 million people who maintained Facebook accounts have died, according to a report by The Huffington Post. Some studies approximate that nearly 3 million users have died in 2012 alone; 580,000 in the U.S.
‘So what happens to all those suddenly abandoned profiles? Their fate could go one of four ways:
-The profile remains untouched, unaccessed, unreported and therefore open to everyday wall posts, photo tags, status mentions and Facebook ads. In other words, business as usual.
-A family member or close friend may choose to report a death to Facebook. Upon receipt of proof of death, such as a death certificate or local obituary, Facebook will switch the dead user’s timeline to a “memorial page.”
-A close family member may petition Facebook to deactivate a dead user’s account.
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