"Anti-social network" aims to be Facebook killer app.
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PARIS (AFP) – Facebook makes you despair? Social networking makes you want to end it all? You may be ready for online ritual-suicide with the aid of a new website that helps you kill your virtual identity. "Impress your friends, disconnect yourself," is the slogan on seppukoo.com, a site that aims to subvert Facebook by offering its millions of users a glorious end and a memorial page..."As the seppuku restores the samurai's honour as a warrior, seppukoo.com deals with the liberation of the digital body," the site says. More>>
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"My WebWill" service performs last online wishes
Sweden (AP) -- Sunniva was devastated when her boyfriend took his life early this year. To make matters worse, his Face-book account proved almost impossible to put to rest, haunting her like a ghost with new wall-posts from network pals and holiday photos from the past.
Until now, there have been few ways to control our virtual afterlives, but a Swedish Internet site is launching a new service that offers to manage email and social networking accounts after death. My Webwill is set to test launch in Sweden and the US this month and go live in Britain and Germany in the beginning next year. An upgraded version is expected in May, expanding to more countries. Users can set up a digital will with directions on what should happen to their e-mail and social network accounts after they die. More>>