How To Deal With Death On Facebook

Sanctri650There is no easy way to deal with the loss of a friend or loved one, but new application Sanctri is aimed at easing the process, at least when it comes to Facebook.

Sanctri allows grieving Facebook users to create social memorials, as well as make charitable donations in honor of the deceased, and join communities to help deal with the sadness.

Co-Founder Jono Milner spoke with CNET about Sanctri:

When someone passes away, we don’t know how to deal with it on Facebook.

Facebook is today’s public forum. People used to pay tribute in the classifieds section of the newspapers — now it’s on Facebook. Many people want to come together to remember someone online — especially given that we’re such a mobile population these days.

You’re still in Facebook, but a step away from the everyday chatter. Grief just doesn’t mix with photos from last night’s party.

You don’t follow someone — you “remember” them. You don’t like something; you’re moved by it.

Readers: Does Sanctri seem like a helpful app in times of mourning?

Sanctri from Sanctri on Vimeo.

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