A western Flemish company has developed a social platform on which internet users can create pages about their lost loved ones. The platform was launched on Tuesday at Courtrai, which will serve as a test town, and will soon be launched throughout Europe. “While LinkedIn aims to create a professional network, Elysway creates a network for anybody who has lost a member of their family” explains the project initiator, Filip Troch.
Messages of support and condolence can be posted, as well as photos. Memories of the deceased can be shared. The aim is to preserve the deceased’s memory over time. There are already lots of obituary sites, but this cost-free platform, available in five languages, goes a bit further and pays extra attention to the respect of privacy, explains Filip Troch, who claims it’s a world first.
Each deceased is given a QR-code that can be placed in an obituary, in a newspaper or even on a tombstone.