A new Twitter App, launching in March will allow you to communicate with your friends and relatives after you die. The tagline of the new service, called Liveson, is “When your heart stops beating, you’ll keep tweeting”. It allows you to plan in advance the tweets that will be published after you pass away. A similar facebook app, called Ifidie has been around for some time. It allows you to leave a video message for your loved ones. Some people might find this new trend a little morbid. Perhaps, in the near future, social media will be populated by digital ghosts.
Read by Vicki Hollett (English accent) from simpleenglishvideos.com
Study the wordsLaunching– starting Tagline– slogan, promotional message Beating– pumping blood Keep tweeting– continue to send twitter messages In advance– before Pass away– die Been around– existed Loved ones– people you love Morbid– macabre In the near future– soon Ghosts– spirits
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- Why death is not the end of your social media life (guardian.co.uk)