Death and social media

Dear Editor: I wanted to just say that I don’t think anyone should be able to look at a family member’s social media feed after they die. (“Legislation Addresses Social Media Content after Death,” 3/5/15) I understand it’s that person’s choice but how can a person say no to their family?

If a young adult is dying of some terrible affliction, how can they use what little time they have to tell the people they love most that they don’t want to share their secrets with them?

In my opinion, it just an invasion of privacy and it should not even be an issue. If we can not go into someone’s Twitter account while they are living, we should not be able to do it after they pass.

Nathan Rawlings




Published: March 12, 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 48