Memories of Friends Departed Endure on Facebook

Memorializing an account also prevents anyone from logging into it in the future, while still enabling friends and family to leave posts on the profile Wall in remembrance.

Unfortunately, knowing a couple of people who this applied to, it’s always been a little strange for me. I guess it would be no different than someone having a blog or any other online presence. I imagine Facebook is sort of a forerunner here and I’m sure other services will adopt the idea of “memorializing.”