‘My Last Wish’: A New Social Network for the Dying Launches

“My Last Wish” is a social networking app designed to help users meet people with “a similar wish as yours before you die.”

A new social network has been created called 'My Last Wish' - and it is expressly for people who are dying. Photo: Leo Reynolds/Flickr

A new social network for those who are dying and are willing to share their last wishes, called ‘My Last Wish’, has been set up, reports The Telegraph.

Registered users, or “Fellow Wishers” of the free app that is available through Apple’s App Store share their last wishes on their wish wall, where similar wishes are highlighted, explains MSN BC.

The app’s description created by a software company called White Lotus Corporation, says: “A social networking application to make friendship wit those unknown people from corners of the world with different ethnicity, culture, traditions, value systems, life style and much more – but having only one thing in common and that is the ‘Last Wish’.

“By this application we have tried to unite the community on the ‘Wish Wall’ to share their last wish with the world and find out those people with similar wish[es] before they die, get connected to them and be friends forever.”

However, Tech 2 notes that you don’t actually have to be dying to use the social network while it really imposes a bit of the “one last thing you do before you die” sentiment.

Some people have found the social network a bit morbid, but other users have already utlized it to express their last wish like owning a pet store or writing a book.

When sharing a wish, tells Mashable, users can attach their email address or phone number so other peole who share their dream can connect with them. Users can also receive push notifications when people add wishes to the wall.

You can also “aLike” a wish if it’s similar to the one that you have and “give a five” to someone who doesn’t have the same wish as you but you support their endeavour.

One of the users, Eve Lynn, said her last wish was to: “Drive out to the desert and watch the stars with the man I love.” Another user, Kirtan Thaker, wrote: “I want to write an inspiring book.”

Thaker, who is also a co-founder of the White Lotus Corporation, said: “I believed in the possibility that there can be two persons in this world with same hopes, dreams and wishes.”

“I was confident that if we create an app where this possibility can be turned into reality, people will love this concept and they will get a chance to make friends who are unknown but having just one thing in common which is the last wish.”

In the future White Lotus plans to add a location-based feature to the app to help you find people located around you, and if the iOS version of the app does well the company plans to release an Android version as well.

At the same time, Daily Mail informs, it is not the first ‘death’-orientated social networking idea.

There is a Facebook app that  gives users the chance for one last message after they pass away – sending a final video or text message as a wall posting.

The free app called ‘If I Die’, asks the question, ‘What will you leave behind?’ It doesn’t automatically post your ‘last words’ – instead, you appoint three trustees from your Facebook friends list, who will be messaged when you pass away.

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