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2014

May 04, 2014 - Our thoughts really do matter

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.

Mar 31, 2014 - In the Facebook age, more people are writing their own obituaries

The New York Daily News reports on the trend for people to have the final say of their life's legacy.

Mar 28, 2014 - The 'selfie' impulse now extends to obituaries

USA Today explores the growing popularity of the self-written obituary.

2013

Aug 09, 2013 - Memorial Websites Provide Growing Role in the Grieving Process, Experts Say

PennLive.com explores the growing popularity of online memorials.

Aug 09, 2013 - Coping With Loss, One Byte at a Time

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.

Jul 03, 2013 - Funny obits bring new life to a dying art

CNN investigates the current trend toward funny obituaries and the "viral" attention they attract.

Jun 24, 2013 - There's life in the obit business

Crain's Chicago Business discusses Legacy.com's recent successes.

May 09, 2013 - US Online Obituary Site Legacy.com Buys London Start-up

Financial Times reports on Legacy.com's purchase of UK-based start-up iAnnounce.

2012

Jul 19, 2012 - Legacy of a Jerk: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

The Freakanomics podcast explored the idea of protecting one's reputation after death, including one Legacy.com Guest Book.

May 30, 2012 - Death Goes Digital

In a timeline of how humans have memorialized loved ones through the ages, USA Today spotlights Legacy.com as online obituary innovators.

Apr 10, 2012 - Great Hill Could Write Own Obituary Thanks To Latest Investment

Dow Jones & Company reports on Great Hill Partners' purchase of Legacy.com.

2011

Dec 22, 2011 - A First Time for Everything

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."

Dec 04, 2011 - The 15 Most Massively Popular Websites You've Never Heard Of

Legacy.com is #7 on Business Insider's list of top websites they'd never heard of before.

Feb 21, 2011 - Speech gets ugly online, but it's still free

Legacy.com Guest Books and content screening cited in USAToday piece about the ugly side of free speech.

2010

May 03, 2010 - Honoring our Heroes

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.

Apr 04, 2010 - An Online Site is a Gathering Place for Grieving

McClatchy-Tribune News story about how modern technology is helping address the ancient human desires to grieve and connect.

2009

Nov 11, 2009 - Weekly tributes give team lasting memories

ESPN profiles a high school football coach who inspires his team by remembering fallen soldiers.

Oct 10, 2009 - Death in the dot-com age

The Northwest Indiana Times examines how social networking sites and online guest books are changing the way society grieves.

Oct 10, 2009 - Dealing with grief in the dot-com age

The Northwest Indiana Times interviews the mother of a fallen soldier.

Aug 26, 2009 - Kennedy Tributes Pour In From Everyday Americans

NPR excerpts Sen. Kennedy's Legacy.com Guest Book.

May 24, 2009 - Interactive map tool creates online memorial to U.S., coalition troops

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.

May 22, 2009 - Legacies of war dead endure

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.

2008

Dec 15, 2008 - Top 10 Guest Books of 2008

The San Francisco Chronicle has published Legacy.com's list of the most visited Guest Books of the year.

Oct 23, 2008 - Into Tomorrow Features Legacy.com

Consumer electronics show "Into Tomorrow" highlights Legacy Memorial Websites as a way to honor deceased friends and loved ones.

Oct 13, 2008 - Popeye creator celebrated on Legacy.com

The About.com animated TV blog points readers to Legacy.com to read the "Lasting Legacies" feature on cartoonist E. C. Segar.

Oct 13, 2008 - Survey finds most people have missed a funeral or memorial service

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.

Aug 25, 2008 - No easy answers to tough questions about death

Orange County Register columnist points out LegacyConnect as a resource for grieving people and interviews regular LegacyConnect contributor Florence Isaacs.

Aug 05, 2008 - Words of praise pour in to Atlanta broadcaster Skip Caray's Guest Book

Two days after his death, Skip Caray received more than 1,000 messages and condolences in his Legacy.com Guest Book, reports USA TODAY.

Jan 29, 2008 - Prepare for your death online: 20+ helpful tools

"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.

Jan 28, 2008 - MSNBC.com finds that Legacy.com's bereavement policy tops what's offered by many companies

"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."

Jan 28, 2008 - Linking to Life with Multimedia Obits

Obituary writers are experimenting with new ways of presenting obits – through video diaries, audio slideshows and blogs, online journalism portal Poynter Online reports.

2007

Oct 11, 2007 - "Montel" segment describes how Legacy.com helped a grieving father (video report)

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.

Oct 11, 2007 - Baseball's Jeff Reardon tells HBO's "REAL Sports" how Legacy.com helped him grieve for his son (video report)

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.

Jun 04, 2007 - Fallen soldiers mourned online

The Columbus Dispatch reports a Page One story about online memorials, prominently featuring Legacy.com.

May 29, 2007 - Prayers, remembrances offered online to the Laforest family

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.

Apr 18, 2007 - Technology responds to tragedy

"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.

2006

Nov 05, 2006 - In Online Mourning, Don’t Speak Ill of the Dead

"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.

Aug 31, 2006 - Websites offer mourning for youths online

"Online tributes are reshaping the way many people deal with death. Web eulogies, tributes, and memorials…" the Boston Globe reports.

May 29, 2006 - Online Memorials Bring Strangers and Friends Together in Community of Grief

"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."

Apr 27, 2006 - Rituals of Grief Go Online

"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.

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