Re: tracking what old friends are up to
A client of mine who was a substantial LinkedIn user died two years ago now, almost to the day. I'm still getting prompts to wish him happy birthday, happy work anniversary, etc.
I can understand his family's desire to leave his account enshrined on the site, he was a charismatic personality even in his twilight days and deserves remembrance.
Perhaps MS should put a "deceased" checkbox option on people's profiles to stop the inappropriate messages.
Pointing this out to them would probably result in the account's deletion (ah, we're not likely to get any more revenue from that source: therefore delete), which is not really the outcome required.