Social Impact


A lot of our time and effort is spent raising awareness over the importance of preparing for death from a digital technological perspective. We do this both on and offline.

We initiatives that we have ran over the last two years to help raise the awareness of digital end of life planning and digital legacy issues. We try to approach each project from a different creative perspective and work with as many demographics and partner organisations as possible. 


Our flagship ‘Goodbye’ Tool


Our free goodbye and legacy tool has attained a great reception from the tech and end of life sector alike. It enables us all to say “goodbye’ to our friends and family online. Secret messages are saved and only released and distributed to Facebook and Twitter once a user dies. This task is carried out by the user’s assigned ‘digital executor’.

DeadSocial Goodbye tool

Screenshot of DeadSocial’s Goodbye & Digital Legacy Tool 


To read about the impact DeadSocial had on one member of our community click here


Our work within the Healthcare, Charity, Tech and End of Life sector


We work closely with the healthcare, charity, technology and end of life sectors. To view our HCP & Charity area click here

2014 organisations

The organisations we worked with in 2014 can be viewed above


Our Social Media Week, London event


We ran an event called ‘Death, Digital Demise, Community and Our Digital Legacy‘ for Social Media Week London. Speakers ranged from Jon Underwood the founder of Death Cafe and Stuart Arnott the CEO of Mindings to Jack Rooke a poet whose work focuses on death and bereavement. 


Social media week presenation

 To find out more about the event click here


Our Pop-Up Shop supporting Dying Matters Awareness Week


For the last two years we have ran a pop-up shop and hosted a range of charities and organisations during Dying Matters Awareness Week. 


  To find out about our ‘Dying Matters Awareness Week Pop-Up shop’ in 2014 click here

Adopt a Grave™


Adopt a Grave will be announced in the coming weeks

 adopt a grave

More information will be announced in the coming weeks here 


The LivInfographic™


The LivInfographic (the living-Infographic) was a Infographic installation that lived in and was part of art exhibition in London for one week. It used near real-time data from the digital death survey and was updated continually over this period.



 To learn more about the LivInfographic click here


Streaming the Christmas pantomime ‘Cinderella’ to UK Hospices.


With the support of ‘Broadway Barking Theatre’ and ‘Together for Short Lives’ DeadSocial streamed a the Christmas Pantomime from Broadway Barking Theatre and made the live video stream free to hospices to and patients across the UK and Northern Ireland.



To find more about more about the initiative click here


Capturing the Spirit of Death™


At the Ideal Death Show 2014 we set a camera to take photos over a prolonged period of time. This allowed for ghost like images to be captured in a way reminiscent of those taken in the Victorian period.


Ideal Death Show - Capturing the Spirit of Death-

To find out more about this initiative click here 


Raising Awareness in the community


We raise awareness both in the local and wider community by participating in local community projects as well as national and international campaigning.


Working in the community

The photo above shows James Norris (DeadSocial’s CEO) speaking at an AgeUK event in London


Speaking at conferences & events


We often speak at conferences and events about death and preparing for death in today’s connected World.


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Photo above is of James Norris (DeadSocial’s CEO) speaking at The Next Web, Amsterdam. To view our upcoming speaking engagements click here.