Maybe it's a glitch. Maybe it's a way to get you to optimize your Facebook more to your liking.
Either way, it's jarring to all of a sudden see this message at the top of your Facebook page:
Remembering Sonia DG: We hope people who love Sonia will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate her life.
No, I'm not dead Facebook.
And after a pretty crazy week (there was this thing called the Election and I'm a journalist), I'm exhausted but not dead.
I really hope Facebook is trying to help us optimize our settings for when we do die, but this is still weird.
People are tweeting about being memorialized:
Someone told Facebook I was dead, so my account has been memorialized. Got that going for me— Slambrose Burnside (@swoodworth3) November 11, 2016
I've sent a message to them hoping for a response... we'll see what they say.