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Some people keep these accounts open in memoriam, which is probably why
Facebook doesn't auto curate.
On Tuesday, 9 August 2016, Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net> wrote:
> This isn't really technical writing-oriented but it is IT-related, so here
> goes . . .
> This morning, Facebook posted a message announcing that today is the
> birthday of (name here).
> Well, the named individual was the lead guitarist in my little oldies band
> who passed away about two years ago (age 71) due to a bad heart and having
> lived a real "rock-and-roller's" life. A great guy who knew all the stuff
> that "we" remember from the 1950s, '60s, etc. And DAMN, was he good!
> I realize that Facebook doesn't have a staff that pores through
> obituaries, so they don't know who is and who is not here any longer.
> So the question is who can I email to let them know this individual is
> deceased? Surely, they can look at the past history of his Facebook account
> and see that there's been no activity since his passing. And his wife will
> surely vouch for this.
> Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
> -- Ken in Atlanta
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