After a fascinating Twitter discussion last week with @markhawker about creating a web-based service that would post notification of your death to your social networks (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc), I stumbled upon LASTPOST.
For 29.99 pounds, you can send a letter to someone after you die. This is a fascinating idea.
As Mark and I tweeted, as the intimate details of our lives move to the cloud, so will notification of our death.
How can we try to preemptively reduce the shockwave ripples that strafe out through our online social linkages as a result?
Good question. But there's a definite need here.
I don't want my family to have to notify my Facebook friends, or my twitterstream, that I've passed away. I'd rather pay to have a service send my words directly, activated by a one touch button (or email) from a designated contact.
Now who's going to build something like this? LastPosterous?