Everlasting Footprint’s Official Press Release
EVERLASTING FOOTPRINT LAUNCHES COLLABORATIVE DIGITAL TRIBUTE SITE
Social Sharing, Collaborative Tools, Videos, Photo Galleries and More Give Users a Place to Celebrate Lives of Loved Ones for Free
New York, NY – October 21, 2014 – EverlastingFootprint.com, a new digital tribute site that transforms the way people grieve, remember and celebrate life, today announced its official beta launch. Users create “Footprints,” which are permanent digital tributes that incorporate social media, video, photos, timeline moments, journal entries and more to connect with family, friends and others. Unlike traditional memorial sites that simply post obituaries or offer an online guest book, Everlasting Footprint provides users with an abundance of tools to construct true digital storybooks for free.
“We want to create a community, collaborate with each other and leverage social sharing to commemorate and remember those we loved – be it a parent, sibling, teacher, or favorite singer,” said Nick Zhou, CEO and Co-Founder. “In looking for places online to honor our loved ones, we often found obituary type sites, which didn’t seem sufficient. People have been searching for a place online that incorporates social media to document, celebrate and share the lives of lost loved ones. With this, the idea for Everlasting Footprint was born.”
When people lose a loved one, the grieving process can be painful, long and often solitary. Everlasting Footprint aims to help address the following issues:
The website offers a variety of ways for users to interact, create and share memories for free including:
In addition to the Footprints users create for their own friends and family, Everlasting Footprint has published unique Footprints for historical heroes, celebrities, athletes, authors, musicians, world leaders and other figures. Fans of legends such as Elvis Presley, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Marilyn Monroe, and Albert Einstein can follow the Footprint and collaborate on content, such as photos or stories. Fans of celebrities, who die suddenly, like Robin Williams or Paul Walker, are offered an opportunity to share their stories and help each other grieve.
The company’s research showed many alpha users were interested in having Footprints for tragic events as well. Hurricane Katrina damages, the Boston Marathon Bombings and the events of September 11 were all examples given where users wanted a place to share stories, offer support to each other and focus on the ‘life,’ not death of victims. Users can easily organize events to celebrate the life of anyone.
ABOUT EVERLASTING FOOTPRINT
Founded in 2012, Everlasting Footprint is a social media-based digital tribute site designed to honor and celebrate people who have passed away. They can be for friends, family or people you love and admired. Users can create Footprints for free and share them with family, friends or the general public. Watch a video to learn more about creating or collaborating on a Footprint or start your own today. Join us and Celebrate Life Together.
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