The company will either delete the profile or preserve it as a "memorialization" account—but neither of those options are without problems, and some people are frustrated by their lack of control over their loved ones' pages.
I'm 21 and I've never had a real friend or relationship because I wasted all of my teenage years living out a fake life online.
Twitter, chat rooms, Xbox Live—do you have what it takes to emerge victorious in these areas of online combat?
So you've been harassed online. Now what?
Around 20 percent of Brazil's population is Evangelical, and Faceglória is a place for them to connect and talk about God without worrying about foul language or someone's bikini pics.
Mark Zuckerberg plans to give us the "power to share our full sensory and emotional experience with people whenever we'd like."
No sperm? No problem. The Known Donor Registry, a social networking site for free sperm, connects women with sperm donors who will go on to have some role in their kid's life.
I don't know what it is exactly, but sentences like "I think my Wi-Five is broken" make my blood boil.
Shameless Insta-bragging or a message of political defiance?
Facebook's name policy has hindered Native Americans and drag queens from using their names on the site for years. Yesterday, a coalition staged a protest against the policy at Facebook headquarters.
A Canadian politician named Deborah Drever is under fire for controversial images on her Instagram and Facebook accounts, including one that was captioned "gay boyz."
The high court sided with Pennsylvania resident Anthony Elonis while punting on the broader free speech issue.
Technology has been both a help and a massive hindrance to the blind community.
With the exception of your mom, few people "like" your status because they actually like it. Hell, sometimes people "like" your posts expressly because they hate them.
A chat with William Davies, author of The Happiness Industry, a book that looks at why governments, media companies, and marketeers have an increasing interest in our wellbeing.
Ten years after we were charmed by a suicidal World of Warcraft player, the world of viral videos has changed.
A Irish-born immigrant named Gary Hall wants to import the violent paramilitary tactics of Northern Ireland's Ulster Volunteer Force to the Northern Territory town of Alice Springs.
Tech journalist Geoff White and ethical hacker Glenn Wilkinson show audiences how to take cybersecurity into their own hands.
Every last one.
Yes, #fascistlove exists.
Tilly Lawless gave us her take on "empowerment" and why being a sex worker doesn't make her an authority on sex trafficking.
Bodybuilding forums occupy a weird space between anonymous forums and Facebook, where users build reputations around their usernames and avatars, discussing the most noble pursuit of them all—bodybuilding.
The project, called This Is My Skin, aims to desexualize people in their skivvies.
New Zealander Philip Blackwood is going to spend two and a half years behind bars because he posted a photo of the Buddha wearing headphones.