As technology continues to evolve, people want to be more connected to their friends. It seems like everyone today is launching some kind of life event on social media.
The latest of these social networking trends is live-streaming of funeral services. Although not new, funeral streaming has only caught on over the past couple of years. When the great recession of 2009 hit and travel expenses spiked through the roof, loved-ones began exploring alternatives to the high cost of airfare and hotel stays. For most out of town close family members, sending flowers just isn’t enough.
Fast forward to 2015! With all the advances in technology that the Internet has brought, now Cemeterians can now join in on this lucrative revenue stream. With the low cost of wifi and cell phone data plans, live-streaming of graveside services can now be offered directly through the cemetery’s website. As a value added service and for an additional fee, cemeteries can archive the video permanently to be viewed anytime in the future when convenient for the viewer.