Morbid or touching? New social network 'My Last Wish' is strictly for the dying - where users can share their last thoughts, dreams and hopes
As ideas go, it is both surprising touching, and decidedly morbid.
A new social network has been created called 'My Last Wish' - and it is expressly for people who are dying.
The service comes as a free iPhone app - with an Android version on the way - and is aimed to help people meet others who are dying, to allow them to swap thoughts and hopes, and fulfill those last wishes.
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The app, developed by a company called White Lotus Corporations, is described as: ''A social networking application to make friendship wit those unknown people from corners of the world with different ethnicity, culture, traditions, value systems, life style and much more - but having only one thing in common and that is the 'Last Wish'
'By this application we have tried to unite the community on the 'Wish Wall', to share their last wish with the world and find out those people with similar wishes before they die, get connected to them and be friends forever.'
Users can post their final wish on the 'Wish Wall', and if they attach their contact details, other users can get in touch if they wish to do the same thing.
Some users have posted their desire to write a book, or open a shop, or drive out to a desert to look at the stars.
One user wishes to dance under the Eiffel Tower - and 'pee in the ocean'
If users become 'friends', any updates will be sent to each other, similar to how people can post comments on each other's walls on Facebook.
Co-founder Kirtan Thaker told the website Mashable: 'I believed in the possibility that there can be two persons in this world with same hopes, dreams and wishes.
'I was confident that if we create an app where this possibility can be turned into reality, people will love this concept and they will get a chance to make friends who are unknown but having just one thing in common which is the last wish.'
It is not the first 'death'-orientated social networking idea.
Another Facebook app gives users the chance for one last message after they pass away - sending a final video or text message as a wall posting.
The free app, 'If I Die', asks the question, 'What will you leave behind?'
Its makers suggest that you could share a life story - or even a secret you have never shared before, which might come as something as a surprise to the 130 or so friends average people have on Facebook.
The app doesn't automatically post your 'last words' - instead, you appoint three trustees from your Facebook friends list, who will be messaged when you pass away.
Only when those three have confirmed your death will your final message be passed on, either as a video or a text message.
Facebook itself already offers a 'memorial' service - once it's confirmed someone has died, it becomes a memorial page, which only friends can see.
'We try to protect the deceased's privacy by removing sensitive information such as contact information and status updates,' said Facebook in a blog update.
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