October 26th, 2013 | Published in News
Jed is featured in a Halloween-themed article by UC Irvine News, titled “The spooky side of science“.
“The mass adoption of social network sites includes, as a natural consequence, the growing presence of profiles representing individuals who are no longer alive,” he explains on his website.
“However, the death of a user does not result in the elimination of his or her account nor the profile’s place inside a network of digital peers. Indeed, the fact that friends use a user’s profile page, postmortem, to say last goodbyes, share memories and coordinate funereal arrangements is well known, if not frequently discussed. Death plays an increasingly significant role, then, in the experience of social networking.”