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Tweets of the recently deceased are popular. What a person said or thought just before dying is often the topic of news and gossip. It’s almost like having some kind of secret insight into a person’s former life.

Like understanding what that person was going through right before their life ended. But, trying to find last tweets can be time-consuming. Well, this might not be the case any longer. A new Twitter service aims to provide the general public with last tweets.

The Tweet Hereafter is the name of the site that has just launched. This site lists last tweets from many famous or noteworthy people. Site creators have told press that they do not want to insult anyone, but tweets from recently deceased famous people tend to be in high demand. The Tweet Hereafter is still in beta, but I had a chance to test out the site. Here’s what you can expect to find if this site goes into full launch mode.

Searching for Last Tweets

Something about The Tweet Hereafter’s design theme creeps me out. The page is black with dark blue and grey clouds. The site seems to imply that the hereafter is full of darkness – not such a happy thought. Design aside, the first thing a viewer sees is the “Newest First” category. Now, keep in mind that all the tweets in this category were written by people who are now deceased. At the top of today’s list is Reeva Steenkamp, since she was the last celebrity to perish (she was murdered by her former Olympic athlete boyfriend, in case you weren’t sure).

If you’re looking for someone specific, you can use the alphabetic scroll at the top of the page. For example, if you click on the letter “D” you will come across last tweets from Sarah Davenport. The whole thing is creepy to the extreme, but I suppose The Tweet Hereafter does have its place.

If you are, for instance, a reporter looking to grab some last tweet news to put in an article, this site is helpful. Or, maybe you are writing up a school report and want to include some last tweets. There’s also the curiosity factor: what was x person thinking before she died? For whatever reason you can think of, if you want to know what someone’s last tweet was, this site is for you.

Death Dates and More

In addition to seeing what a person’s last tweet was, the site also lists the date of that tweet along with a person’s death date. I have to mention, too, this site’s logo. Picture the Twitter bird. Now, picture the Twitter bird with a reflection of that bird hanging upside down. Yep, that’s about right. Macabre doesn’t begin to describe the logo.

There’s also the tagline to consider: “Each of us will utter a final word. Some of them will be on Twitter.” This tagline almost causes a panic: will your final words be documented? No? You better start using Twitter! Then again, The Tweet Hereafter only applies to important people and celebrity. So, maybe you should become a celebrity and then open up that Twitter account. For whatever reason, you can check out the Tweet Hereafter right now by heading to this {{http://thetweethereafter.com/|link}}.