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MyDeathSpace, in loving memory of our friends

by Ariel (editor), Venice, CA, September 14, 2006

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MySpace - "the place for friends" - has quickly become a huge phenomenon in the Internet landscape.
This website launched in 2003 by Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe has welcomed its 100 millionth user in August 2006. This humongous user base makes it one of the largest community ever on the Internet.

It is usually very interesting to browse through all these users, your friends, and your friends' friends, and read a little about their lives. You will sometimes learn from their MySpace things never actually told you in real life. These pages live with their authors, they are a mirror of their existence ... until they pass away.

MyDeathSpace.com lists all the known deceased users of MySpace and give you a chance to visit their page and pay them your respects and tributes.
Over 500 deaths have already been reported on this website, linking to the now very quiet MySpace page of their defunct owners. The cause of the death is generally indicated and sometimes accompanied by an extract of the articles published in the news about the accident, or even their own thoughts about death that they published in their blogs.

The majority of these people were young, very young, and their MySpace pages often account for the very fulfilling lives they had. Not surprisingly, the majority of the deaths seem to be caused by car accidents.

To read the stories of these children of MySpace, go to www.mydeathspace.com.

Be safe.



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By Ariel on September 14, 2006 at 08:13 am
I noticed afterwards they are selling wristbands. That's already pretty odd, but the fact that they advertise it like "MyDeathSpace Wristbands! Be the envy of your friends! Great Conversation Piece!" is very disturbing...
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By Jeff Silverman on September 15, 2006 at 05:47 am
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By Jeff Silverman on September 15, 2006 at 05:51 am
Ooops! O.K. here we go! I'm not a big fan of myspace.com but I did find an old friend from high school through them. I haven't seen this girl in over thirty years, and as it turns out she had been wondering about me also. She lives in Ohio now of all places - too far to just jump in the car, but for my next road trip I've added Cleveland to the list. Carry on...
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