MySpace For Dead People

June 18th, 2007 by Larry Smith

cemetary.jpgCan’t you even die these days without it turning into a competition to be friended, linked to, or tweeted? The latest foray into the social networking stew is Respectance, a cross between one of the Net’s many tribute sites to the dead (many quite lovely) and a social network that hopes to capture as many (living) eyeballs as possible. Still, there’s a certain leveling factor that’s interesting in a place where a giant like Gianfranco Ferre (62, designer) and the unknown but also very loved Big Mike Castro (20, student), exist, sort of, as equals.