Cemetery 2.0 Connects Real Life Grave to Web 2.0 Fun

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Whoever said Web 2.0 is nothing more than a passing phase? With something called Cemetery 2.0, people can connect physical gravestones to online memorials of dead people. Yup. Remember Great Aunt Agnes? Oh what a fighter she was. Now you can link her burial plot to her Facebook account, all her pics on Flickr and other Web 2.0 wholesome fun. Morbid? Certainly, but no one said this bubble was a noble one.

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Cemetery 2.0 works by keeping an active satellite Internet connection that keeps ol' bag of bones in constant communication with the Web services. Couldn't make it for Agnes' birthday? Just post a message on her Facebook wall, she'll understand.

The current prototype uses this guy here, who is the great-grandfather of Cemetery 2.0's inventor, Elliott Malkin.

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What kind of Web sites would you like to be perpetually linked to? I hope one of them starts with a "Giz" and ends with a "modo."

Cemetery 2.0 [Dziga.com via we make money not art]

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junior-ghoul-old
junior ghoul

this is kinda, really fucked up. i dont know what the rules are in the christian religion, but in the jewish religion, our burials are tradtionally basically green burials (green burials are where you are wrapped in a blanket and buried) except we have simple wood coffins. chemcials and what not are not used on the body, they are cleaned with a little soap and water, but no chemicals...funerals are done a few days later at the latest (for obvious reasons) obviously some people are more orthadox about all this kind of stuff then others, but still i dont think this is either right, or pratical.