On social media, death is a touchy subject especially because everything is so public. 'Sanctri' is a new Facebook app that is designed to help people create private virtual spaces to mourn the loss of a loved one. Jono Milner was inspired to create Sanctri after the passing of a friend. Milner was conflicted about wanting to express his feelings, but not publicly on his own Facebook page.
On Sanctri, page administrators can create platforms for users to pay tribute to the deceased, as well as a place to allow people to send condolences. Some of the specifications that can be made with Sanctri include things options to let private pages be modified by any user or only be certain people.
Sanctri also allows users to send requests to Facebook to turn the account of deceased person into a memorial page.