Memorial Feed
Online project, 2017


Memorialized accounts are a way for people on Facebook to remember and celebrate those who've passed away.
If Facebook is made aware that a person has passed away, it's of their policy to memorialize their profile. Finite removal of one’s account may only be requested by verified immediate family members.

Memorial Feed is an online project based on a web crawler that randomly searches for the Memorialized accounts that exist on Facebook and indexes them as profile picture and profile hyperlink into the project’s website.
In contrast, profiles will cease to show their profile picture as time will pass by, for the image-hyperlinks that were initially indexed by the web crawler will become outdated and thus stop showing in the project. In the end, the indexed profiles will remain, but imageless.

Facebook’s internal Application Programming Interface (API) doesn’t cover memorialized accounts, so the web crawler is dependent on external payed web services in order to run. For this, it is proposed for people to crowdfund the project so that it can continue its task of assembling all of Facebook’s Memorials together in one place.

It thus rests on the people’s hands the development of a place that might receive them in the future.

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340€ raised by 13 people
13.6% of 2.500€ for the web crawler to run for 1 more month

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If a Memorialized account present in this feed belongs to a friend or family member of yours and you wish to have it removed, please send an e-mail to the following address containing its respective hyperlink: memfeed17@hotmail.com

If you wish to make a donation to the project, refer to the same e-mail address.
André Martins
www.andremartins.net