'Post' from the Great Beyond on Facebook

  • Article by: BILL WARD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 16, 2012 - 8:46 AM

Millions of us announce new jobs, engagements, breakups and other milestones on Facebook. Now you can tell friends that you have died -- after the fact.

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For several years now, millions of us have been announcing new jobs, engagements, breakups (Larry King is single!) and other milestones on Facebook. Now you can tell friends that you have died -- after the fact.

A free new Facebook app called If I Die allows users to pass along a written post, a video or both after their physical bodies have slipped the bonds of Earth.

The posts are not immediate -- Facebook isn't that plugged in to us (yet) -- but hit your wall after three designated Facebook friends have confirmed that you have indeed gone on.

The app's website says the posthumous communiqués might include "your life story, a secret you haven't shared before or even a will."

The app is the brainchild of an Israeli company, Willook, which summarizes its mission as "'time capsule' services and products."

OK, then.

What's next? An app that lets future users post announcements of their births?

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