The title of this bloggo is a joke and I'll tell you why. People put up NEVER FORGET web pages (or for the stupid, NEVAR FORGET) whenever one of their friends or family members dies. It isn't just limited to web pages either. I've seen NEVER FORGET on cars, too.
The reason it's a joke because people do forget. Often. In fact, forever changes from an infinite to finite in internet time. Were you to judge how long forever lasts on the internet, it's between three to six months. Or less. Yes, I know. Comical.
One site which is sure to put a lump in your throat is DeathSpace. Although the blog isn't updated any longer, it's a list of dead-as-a-doorknob MySpace users whose pages do still exist.
Each picture you see there will lead you to the departed's MySpace profile.
A few interesting notes:
- Most of the people listed on DeathSpace died in their teens.
- Each MySpace page shows what their age would have been were they still alive today.
- People routinely visit the departed's MySpace pages and leave comments. You'll see lots of I-miss-you's and such.
- The causes of death are everything from car accidents to drowning to accidentally getting shot to murder and everything in between, including autoerotic asphyxiation. One who dies from such a thing is called an autoerotic fatality.
Sorry but I just had to throw that in there. 🙂
These MySpace profiles of dead teens are now their virtual tombstones where people go to pay their respects.
Yeah. Just a bit.