It had to happen. Roadside memorials being a bitch to set up and maintain and what with friends and relatives forever asking to see pictures of the latest anniversary or holiday grave decorating, a cemetery app was inevitable. It’s handy – literally – and Facebook update ready (I’m assuming because if one can’t update the graveside status for the FB peeps – what good is it really?)
And it’s creepy wrong on levels of levels. There’s so much that’s sick on both sides of this app – seller and buyer – that it’s hard to know where to begin.
It reminds me of prayer cards.
Which, I guess, is creepy too except that you didn’t carry them around and whip them out like the latest baby photos.
- Jewish Burial Society launches an SMS grave-locator (textually.org)
- Merry Cemetery celebrates the dead with gaily painted grave-markers (boingboing.net)