I see dead people (on Facebook)

Facebook to keep profiles of the dead

By BARBARA ORTUTAY (AP) – 6 hours ago

NEW YORK — Death doesn’t erase the online footprints that people leave in life and Facebook won’t either, though it will make some changes.

The five-year-old social network will “memorialize” profiles of the dead if their friends or family request it.

Such accounts will be different from regular Facebook profiles.

For example, the site will remove any contact information and bar people from logging in. The person’s profile also won’t appear in the “suggestions” section of Facebook, and only the deceased person’s confirmed friends will be able to find them in a search.

The development comes as Facebook becomes an important social hub for its more than 300 million active users worldwide to keep up with friends and family.

via The Associated Press: Facebook to keep profiles of the dead.

AdWords Updated Keyword Tools

From the horse’s mouth… boy this makes keyword research a lot easier and quicker… I recommend using this folks.

This new version of the Keyword Tool combines the functionality of the Keyword Tool and the Search-based Keyword Tool. This means you’ll get keyword ideas based on keywords you enter, your website content, and user searches – all in one place. Also new is the ability to search by any combination of a keyword, website/URL, or category – instead of having to perform each of these searches separately. Additionally, you’ll be able to see all match types for a keyword at the same time to help you compare statistics for each match type. When you’ve got your final keyword list together, you can download a selected keyword, all keyword results in the table, or all keywords (for certain queries).

via Inside AdWords: Updated Versions of the Keyword and Placement Tools – Now in Beta.