Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What Happens to Our Digital Selves When We're Gone?

I have to admit I haven't considered what will happen to any e-mail accounts, Twitter accounts etc when I'm gone. It seems obvious that these need to be shut down when we die. Do you have instructions written up for the executor of your estate yet? Me either. I read an article in the N&O this weekend about just this subject. The link below takes you to a site for a company called the Digital Beyond set up to help deal with these issues. As we continue to get older and more socially active online we all need to consider what we leave behind. Interesting dilemma that didn't exist 25 years ago.


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