With more and more people getting on social media and our lives being more intertwined with technology, it is no wonder that many individuals and families and turning to the internet as a way to honor their loved one after they pass. When you are talking to providers of cremation services in Wilsonville, OR. about your loved one’s services, don’t overlook the importance of an online tribute and the healing it can help provide. Today we are going to talk about some of the most common platforms families choose.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn; most likely your loved one had a profile on one (or more) of these social media platforms. After your loved one is gone, these profiles still remain. That is why these channels are a great place to turn to a digital memorial. Friends can visit the account, share memories and photos, comment, and support one another through this difficult time.
There are a few things to note about these accounts. What you can access, and the way you can access the account will differ depending on the platform as well as any settings your loved one might have made.
For example, with Facebook and Instagram, it is possible for a user to designate another person as a “legacy”. This person named will have the ability to log in and have full functions of the account. Other platforms may keep the account active and allow people to post to the account, but not allow other functions such as deleting posts, commenting, or posting as the user.
To know what functions the social media platform can offer, you will need to contact the specific platform directly. You may also need a copy of the death certificate, your identification, proof of relationship, or other documents.
If you would like to create something new to honor your loved one, or if you cannot access their social media channels, a memorial website may be a great option. These sites are becoming increasingly popular and can be found to include various functions. Some of the options they feature can include:
You may find sites that offer one or all of these features. Typically, the more features, the more pricey the plan will be. If you are wanting to save money, you can choose a simple site with just a guest book as these sites are normally free.
Social media platforms and memorial websites are just some of the ways you can honor your loved one with the use of technology. You can also do things like have a live stream of your loved one’s services or hold get friends and family together using meeting software such as Zoom to connect.
If you would like to learn more about cremation services in Wilsonville, OR., or how to utilize current technology and social platforms to memorialize your loved one, give us a call. We are here and available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.