This blog post continues our mission in 2019 of raising social media afterlife awareness by asking the question - how does your family prefer to communicate? The majority of families use a combination of phone calls, text messaging, email, social networking, and written letters to stay in touch to varying degrees. Pew Research Center compiled the statistics behind the communication mediums that are used most often by different generations to highlight the role of social media in the context of family communications. The Pew Research Center data categorizes family communications in 3 groups:
The social science of family interactions and communication mediums suggests that while the majority of U.S. adults have social media profiles, families tend to use phone calls, text messages, and email far more than social media to stay in touch. As a result, family members may not be aware of the various social media profiles their loved one’s have simply because they do not interact through that communication medium. Consequently, when a family member passes away, their social media profiles may not be considered.
In an effort to provide peace of mind and digital closure, Profile Peace has created our In Memoriam Social Media Service to help families lay their loved one’s social media profiles to rest with dignity and care. As we continue our social media afterlife awareness campaign in 2019, we invite you to share stories about how your family prefers to communicate and the extent to which social media is used. Profile Peace provides purposeful profile memorialization and closure, and we warmly welcome you to join our community.