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Site Offers 'Social Farewell' for Newly Departed

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FARMINGTON, Minn. (CBS)- A Minnesota man is offering a solution to a sensitive problem involving social media.

As we share so much of our personal lives online, what if that routine tweet or post about your pet, or your lunch, ends up being your final message?

A new site launched this week helps people leave thoughts that are more meaningful after their death.

This week Dave Stewart launched Social Farewell , a site that lets you plan what you would really like to say to friends and family, should you die unexpectedly.

"We're allowing people to have that comfort of, I know what my last post is going to be, it's there for my family. They're going to be able to grieve for me after I have passed."

At the outset, the site is charging $4.95, for posts they would make on your behalf, to Facebook and Twitter.

"We use death indexes and other ways to track down legitimately whether you've passed not," said Stewart.

The posts wouldn't appear until the person's death has been confirmed.

For those who are not on Twitter or Facebook, this new site would also send final emails for you.

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