What happens to the facebook profile of someone who dies, and what are the consequences of the actions
taken by others for the deceased’s digital identity?
How do Facebook’s features support or constrain online information practice of mourning the death of a
How do facebook’s term of use polices affect the memory of the deceased?
- Goffman – grief (back stage)
- & mourning (front stage)
- Continual bond theory
- Self-curation & moral rights
- Survey (n=180)
- Interviews (n=5)
- Document analysis
RQ 1.: What happens to the facebook profile of a user that passed away, and how do the actions taken by
living users affect the deceased’s digital identity?
- Active accounts
- Deleted accounts
- Wizard of Oz profiles
- Memorial pages
RQ2: How do facebook’s features support or constrain online information practice of mourning the death
of a loved one?
- Facebook’s features allow the living users to connect with other bereaved facebook individuals s