A Facebook engineer said Thursday that the social network has informally experimented with an alternative to “like”: specifically, the “sympathize” button. Facebook’s members have for years demanded a less cheery way to quickly respond to friends’ posts, pointing out that “liking” becomes awkward and inappropriate when someone posts about a breakup, a death or even just a bad day.
John Beckwith Jr., owner and CEO of the massive complex just south of downtown Dallas, figures Golden Gate does maybe 100 of these “special homegoings” a year — 100 out of more than 3,000 mostly somber, tear-stained farewells.
One day each of us will pass on and be no more. We will cease to be, expired stiff and bereft of life, our metabolic processes part of history. Most of us don’t like to think about joining the choir invisible or, for that matter, what will happen to our online profiles once we become ex-people.
The Funeral Service Foundation (FSF) has awarded Joseph E. Hagan Memorial Scholarships worth a total of $5,000 to James Lorenz and Richard Gausselin to help with educational resources as they pursue mortuary science degrees at Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois.
The website helps funeral professionals understand the full extent of what FrontRunner can do to help their firms. It provides rich information needed to make informed decisions.
Caran Johnson from Washington State avidly tweets local news and has amassed over 1,000 followers for her updates. Last night, she took to Twitter to live-tweet a car crash in her hometown of Vancouver before learning that her husband was a victim.
The VoiceVisit™ system is comprised of a small patented solar powered device that can be placed anywhere in the world. The device, which comes in several models, can receive and acknowledge a “phone” call, allowing the caller’s voice to be heard at that location.
You see, with Funeraria Lopez, you not only get top notch funeral preparations, but you also get sexy Santas. Or at least that’s how they choose to get their message across during the holiday season. ¿WTF?
Service Corporation International’s management presented at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Leveraged Finance Conference on Tuesday. There were some interesting numbers in the transcript of the presentation. We included a snippet below.
Just think if this funeral home was putting their social media on autopilot and didn’t have a real live conversation with their audience – all the value would be sucked out of this post. What good is a one-sided conversation?