Don’t Panic If Facebook Thinks You’ve Died Today
So I just had a bit of a jarring experience that a co-worker pointed out - apparently Facebook thinks that I've passed away.
Based on conversations around the office, it's happening to a lot of people, too.
It's obviously a bug within Facebook that's making the system think that people's profiles should be switched to "memorialized accounts", the step that folks can request when a loved one has passed.
It seems like it's a pretty widespread issue that people are experiencing and reporting on from all corners of the Internet.
So don't panic, everybody! to paraphrase Mark Twain, Facebook's reports of our deaths is an exaggeration.