The Associated Press writes about a few of the emotional, humorous, sometimes snarky requests inserted into published obituaries.
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The Star-Banner explains that a well-written obituary is more than a memorial service announcement or list of survivors; it also provides an account of the deceased person’s life.
The New York Daily News reports on the trend for people to have the final say of their life's legacy.
USA Today explores the growing popularity of the self-written obituary.
PennLive.com explores the growing popularity of online memorials.
Online obituaries come to India in a new website profiled by The Times of India. The new site is compared to online obituary leader Legacy.com.
CNN investigates the current trend toward funny obituaries and the "viral" attention they attract.
Crain's Chicago Business discusses Legacy.com's recent successes.
Financial Times reports on Legacy.com's purchase of UK-based start-up iAnnounce.
The Freakanomics podcast explored the idea of protecting one's reputation after death, including one Legacy.com Guest Book.
In a timeline of how humans have memorialized loved ones through the ages, USA Today spotlights Legacy.com as online obituary innovators.
Dow Jones & Company reports on Great Hill Partners' purchase of Legacy.com.
The New York Times Magazine used Legacy.com's database to prepare a special edition. In the process, they found a wealth of notable "firsts."
Legacy.com is #7 on Business Insider's list of top websites they'd never heard of before.
Legacy.com Guest Books and content screening cited in USAToday piece about the ugly side of free speech.
The Saturday Evening Post features Legacy's "In Remembrance" site in an article on Memorial Day and how the way people remember those who died in battle is changing.
McClatchy-Tribune News story about how modern technology is helping address the ancient human desires to grieve and connect.
ESPN profiles a high school football coach who inspires his team by remembering fallen soldiers.
The Northwest Indiana Times examines how social networking sites and online guest books are changing the way society grieves.
The Northwest Indiana Times interviews the mother of a fallen soldier.
NPR excerpts Sen. Kennedy's Legacy.com Guest Book.
CNN discusses new Google Earth layer, Map the Fallen, which enables users to pinpoint where each service member died and connect to his or her hometown. For each person, the tool includes a detailed profile, many of which were created by Legacy.com.
USA TODAY front page story profiles Carla Sizer who visits her son’s Legacy.com Guest Book daily. Dane was killed in Iraq in 2007 and is included on Legacy.com’s In Remembrance site honoring U.S. service members who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The San Francisco Chronicle has published Legacy.com's list of the most visited Guest Books of the year.
Consumer electronics show "Into Tomorrow" highlights Legacy Memorial Websites as a way to honor deceased friends and loved ones.
The About.com animated TV blog points readers to Legacy.com to read the "Lasting Legacies" feature on cartoonist E. C. Segar.
The Work Buzz, a job blog, notes that 29 percent of respondents to a Legacy.com survey say they have missed a funeral, wake or memorial service because of work.
Orange County Register columnist points out LegacyConnect as a resource for grieving people and interviews regular LegacyConnect contributor Florence Isaacs.
Two days after his death, Skip Caray received more than 1,000 messages and condolences in his Legacy.com Guest Book, reports USA TODAY.
"No one likes to think about it, but death is inevitable. After it happens, you won’t have to care about paying the electricity bill anymore, but what’ll happen to your blog, e-mail, online profiles?" asks the social networking news site Mashables.com.
"When [employees] do get it, two to three days of paid bereavement leave is the norm for most U.S. businesses and there are no signs that will be changing any time soon. But Legacy.com offers its employees – both full- and part-time – a full week of paid leave in the event of the death of a relative."
Obituary writers are experimenting with new ways of presenting obits – through video diaries, audio slideshows and blogs, online journalism portal Poynter Online reports.
The Montel show talks about how comforting the Legacy.com Guest Book has been to the father of a slain 11-year-old girl. After the show aired, entries to the Guest Book poured in from all over the country.
HBO's "REAL Sports with Bryant Gumbel" talks to retired baseball relief pitcher Jeff Reardon about how he and his family coped with the death of his 20-year-old son, including writing regularly in his Legacy.com Guest Book.
The Columbus Dispatch reports a Page One story about online memorials, prominently featuring Legacy.com.
A story about the death of U.S. Army Specialist Mathew Laforest published in New York’s Press-Republican draws extensively from entries to his Legacy.com Guest Book.
"Legacy.com, an online obituary service, set up a guest book for people to type in notes about the tragedy," the Seattle Times reports following the Virginia Tech shootings.
"Legacy, which gets more than six million visitors a month and one comment every five seconds, says it vets everything before it is posted," The New York Times reports.
"Online tributes are reshaping the way many people deal with death. Web eulogies, tributes, and memorials…" the Boston Globe reports.
"Days after his wife's death from inflammatory breast cancer in 2004, Michael Bloomer set up a Web page memorial," The Washington Post reports. "An old co-worker from Florida signed Kim Bloomer's online guest book. So did a high school classmate in Michigan."
"Just as the Web has changed long-established rituals of romance and socializing, personal Web pages on social networking sites…are altering the rituals of mourning," The New York Times reports.