Internet friends come and go, but you always wonder what happened to them. I'm sure most of you here have lost contact with people online, and that the thought has crossed your mind "Did they die?" Now think about yourself. If you died, would anyone online know about it? Have you ever thought about setting up a kill switch like Snowden or Assange? (a kill switch being an automated message that is released if you do not log into a website/account once per week) What are your experiences with losing online friends? For me what hurts the most is a lack of closure. You are never quite at peace because you're not sure what happened. (This is on my mind because I'm doing some water heater repair, and I'm scared I'm going to die from a gas leak or something).