Re: Facebook Finally Realizes People Die
@TerryB- Well, one reason Facebook might want to do it is so they can say for certainty when an account is dead so they stop charging advertisers for it. Or, if they are less virtuous, so they can serve the right ads to it.
Also, there's the user satisfaction issue. Some people have honestly told me they don't want a Facebook account because they don't want it left when they are dead. Also, they've had issues where someone has died and they've come up in uncomfortable ways for users (birthday reminders, that new year video they did, etc). Maybe by letting people keep tabs, they give a better user experience and it is worth it.