“While LinkedIn is meant for professionals to build their network, Elysway is targeted to everyone who has ever lost a family member, friend or acquaintance. We’re adjusting to modern times”, according to Filip Troch, Elysway’s initiator.
Elysway is a social networksite which people can use to make a page for deceased loved ones. Everyone can post condolences, pictures and stories about the deceased person, who is called a ‘star’ on the platform. The goal of the project is to keep the memory of loved ones alive.
According to Elysway, the project is a world first. “There are a lot of “mourning” websites already, but Elysway is free, available in five languages and we pay a lot of attention to privacy issues.”
Every deceased person will be given a QR-code, which can be printed on the mourning-card, in the newspaper or can be engraved on the tombstone. “This way, a tombstone becomes more than just a name and an age”, says Mr Troch.