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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Beautiful post. I can only imagine how hard it is to see her name pop up. Have you given feedback to Google?

    • Esther Kustanowitz

      Thanks, Alessandra! No, haven't given official feedback to Google - I suspect this will be an ongoing conversation, not just with the G folks, but web-wide as we try to figure out how to keep memories alive but also coping with and managing sensibly the electronic legacies left behind. :)

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        I do find that some people I know have kept the Facebook profiles of deceased loved ones as a place to leave memories...but I find that it's a bit strange. I am not sure how I feel about tech/mortality.

  • Tom Maybrier

    Great post. As technology becomes more personalized and people centric, these issues will continue to arise - they often leave us questioning the "right" thing to do.

    Perhaps the best thing to do is to come up with a practical solution to the issue (like your Gmail label) while we take a simultaneous proactive action to preserve and honor those who have gone before us.

    • Esther Kustanowitz

      Right you are, Tom. I have a feeling that this part of the tech field is going to be built out significantly in the coming years...