‘Digital afterlife’ expert can discuss new Facebook memorialization features

first_img Published: April 10, 2019 Facebook on Tuesday rolled out a set of new features to make it easier for users to honor a loved one who has passed away. The updates include “a new tributes section for memorialized accounts; additional controls for people who manage memorialized accounts; and improved AI to keep the profile of a deceased loved one from appearing in painful ways,” according to Facebook.Jed Brubaker, an assistant professor of Information Science in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI), collaborated with Facebook on research which helped lead to the changes. Brubaker specializes in interactions with post-mortem data and how to improve the management of accounts and personal data after we die. He can discuss the new features and why such changes are needed. Read more about his work [email protected]: Lisa Marshall, CU Boulder media [email protected] Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img

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