Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Living Years

There are some items that seem as though they should carry a "Paid Advertisement" notification ... or at least some explanation as to why it carries the cost it does. In the paper today I saw an article about something which has apparently been called "Facebook for the dead" - a site where family and friends can post photos, videos and memories of their loved ones who are no longer with us. The site is called The Living Years and the site's ambassador - former athlete Jane Flemming - is reported as saying of the site, which the developers have designed to be easy for anyone to use - "if you can Google, you can create a lifebook on Living Years".
It is free to create and keep a lifebook for two weeks but to keep it going after that will cost $5 a month. Now, I know that this has been set up as a business but it seems that the costs could be offset by advertising - or maybe they are. And after having a quick look at the site, it seems that there is now a way to donate to a charity - there are several currently affiliated with the site - as well as other end of life businesses.
When I get a moment, I must check to see what similar sites exist.

1 comment:

Carolyn Hall said...


My name is Carolyn Hall and I am Living Year's online communication manager. Given your interest in Living Years, I would very much like to offer you a one year free subscription to our site. We would love for you to try it out and let us know what you think.

If you are interested, please email me at carolyn@livingyears.com and we can set it up for you.

Once again thanks for your interest and have a great day.