this is a uniquely 21st century dilemma, and i hope not an entirely inappropriate question*...
if someone you vaguely know, who is your facebook friend, dies, what do you do? i find it kind of creepy having someone who's not alive anymore in my friends list, and looking on his profile, seeing that people are still accepting his friend requests days later. it was a guy i lived with in the first year of uni, when you don't get to choose your housemates, and he was alright, but had some serious issues. he choked to death on his own vomit the other day. this seems somehow inevitable, from what little i knew of him. he was seriously hospitalised for alcohol problems while at uni, and was always a bit of an idiot in that sense, not that i'm judging.
he still has this kind of unsettling internet presence though. do i delete him? do i just leave it? what do i do? i'd feel really fake writing something on his wall, especially since his girlfriend has left quite a heartbreaking message there (the only one left there so far, i don't think many people know what happened, and i only found out by chance) that i don't think anyone wants to usurp.
*obviously i'm not a massively callous person, and am very saddened by the death of someone i once knew, but they weren't a close friend, or even a friend really. i hadn't heard from them for years until being added on said social networking site a few weeks back, and though this is a slightly shocking situation, and something like facebook is obviously a triviality in the face of such a massive thing as death, and any answer to this question is as insignificant as the question itself, i thought it an interesting situation and one that i've never really heard brought up anywhere. basically, i hope you don't think i'm a cunt for asking this question.