Italians collect money for a social network for the Dead [Video]




Italians collect money for the world’s first social network for the dead called RipCemetery. It will be possible to create virtual accounts of deceased relatives and even their pets.


A group of Italian enthusiasts launched a campaign to raise funds for the development of mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Raising money is conducted on kraudfandingovoy platform Indiegogo.

As conceived by the founders, RipCemetery will be a virtual cemetery. Everyone will be able to create an account of a deceased relative, and even entire “family vaults”. In addition to people, virtually burying allow pets. Virtual “graves” can leave flowers, publish photos, videos and messages.

It remains unclear how developers will prevent establishment of accounts of people still alive to Internet users were not able to bury virtually stars, politicians or their enemies.

According to the founder of a startup Jacopo Vitali, his cousin, with whom Vitali was very close, died very young, and his family decided to cremate. Because of this, Vitali could not visit him and decided to create a virtual alternative to the cemetery.

Italians are planning to release RipCemetery for mobile devices and browsers, but as long as users Indiegogo not much appreciated by their plan. For a week the project was able to collect about $ 580 from 48 investors. In this case, the required amount of donation is $ 23 000. Fundraising will last until April 10.

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