When someone dies we try to hold onto everything that reminds us of that loved one. Memories can be tied to things, personal possessions of course. Mostly, it is photos that hold such deep value because the life of the lost one lives again for that frozen moment stored on film. But what if that moment is digital?What if you are prevented by a corporation from seeing that memory, what would you do? A sad story of couple in Germany highlights again the critcal issues around digital legacy.
Digital Legacy Guest Post - A new web platform is launched to help protect our valuable digital assets. As we grow older living online, the term “digital legacy” will become more important. We can begin protecting our valuable assets by creating an account at Vivala.me - a new website that helps people to control their online legacy. Even after death!
Virgin Galactic will soon send commercial passengers into space. This is going to happen as hundreds of dedicated and passionate professionals — including rocket scientists, engineers, and designers from around the world — united in creating something new and lasting: the world’s first commercial spaceline.
In this age of space travel and future thinking Benjamin Stotter has submitted a guest post which poses the question what happens if we die in space! Talk about future planning!! Thanks Benjamin – this is probably the first post anywhere on the subject.
What if Disney started doing funerals? Would they be the most imaginative in the world? Well, maybe we have an answer.
We experience the world through our senses. We have five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. But many neurologists identify nine or more senses, and some list as many as 21. What if funeral services started to tap into those senses? Wouldn't they possibly be the best kind of funeral services to attend? One firm in Orlando Florida is putting that question to the test.
What Do You And The President of US Have In Common?
You and he will need to plan what happens to your digital legacy after you leave office or this life! The digital legacy that President Obama leaves behind is enough that the White House published a digital legacy plan how the social media transition in January will take place. What is your plan?
What Happens To My Personal Internet Data When I Die?
The question about privacy around our personal data is becoming an increasingly important issue. With so much of our lives online, who gets the data when we die? In the UK there are worries over the "Snoopers Charter." ISPs are to store user’s “internet history” (yes, that means your browser history, among other things) for a full year in case the government wishes to take a look! In this post, we look at these issues and I share a valuable infographic.
Do you want to live forever?
Man's search for Immortality has driven humankind to incredible lengths to hold on to this fleeting thing called life. From ancient history to modern science, civilisation is shaped by our quest to live forever. In this post are 25 ingenious ways that you can leave a digital legacy of your life or someone your love.
How do you safely give your family, friends, or partner, access to key accounts? What if something should happen to you?
You may think it is not important to secure your digital legacy. Well, think again. Digital legacy assets increase every day. The more that we use the internet to run our lives, the more we need to protect those assets. Being safe online and taking wise, practical steps to secure our accounts is critical.
These 5 reasons may convince you why I have chosen and recommend others to use LastPass as a tool to secure your digital legacy.
TO BE MEMORIALISED OR NOT, THAT IS THE QUESTION.
What do you want to happen to your Facebook account after you die?
- Do you want the story of your life told through your posts on Facebook?
- Do you want it downloaded and saved for private viewing?
- Do you want it removed forever?
What is your choice? If you have any preference, then take this simple step to secure your Facebook digital legacy.
Taking the first step to protecting your digital assets involves creating a DIGITAL PREFERENCES REGISTER. Download a free template in this post.
When asked why most don't have a will the usual answer is, "I don't have anything to leave." That may be true, but it is not always about what assets you leave. It is more often about the problems you don't leave behind for the family. Your digital assets after death need careful planning and action. In this post I explain what the first step is in protecting your digital assests.
We understand the concept of leaving a legacy. The handing down or passing on something of ours to another after we have died. Today there is the growing need to take action on our digital legacy. This can sometimes be confusing and unnecessarily complicated. Simply doing nothing is no longer a responsible action for anyone with digital assets. It leaves problems, worry and possible financial loss to your dependants and heirs should you die.
This is a simple guide to understanding your digital legacy assets.
We have three types of legacy. We have a "life legacy" a "physical legacy" and a "digital legacy." November 2016 will "Digital Legacy" month at Death Goes Digital.
The idea of living forever is captivating. It has intrigued humanity for centuries. Someday, you may be able to live forever, but for now, there will come a day when you will die. What happens to your digital legacy then? What happens to your digital assets after death? As a digital death advisor, I am called on to speak and consult with people about how they can protect their internet legacy. This series will involve blogs, podcasts, and images designed to help you plan and action the steps necessary for a safe, secure digital legacy.