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What happens in the land of Facebook when one passes away...

posted 10 Jan 2011, 07:05 by Jess Maher   [ updated 31 Jan 2011, 07:29 ]
Ms. Chin says Facebook now recognizes the importance of finding an appropriate way to preserve those pages as a place where the mourning process can be shared online.

James E. Katz, a professor of communications at Rutgers University, said the company was experiencing “a coming-of-age problem.”

“So many of Facebook’s early users were young, and death was rare and unduly tragic,” Mr. Katz said.