Sep 28 2008

TechView: What Happens to Your Online Presence After You Die?

Published by at 4:43 pm under Uncategorized

Given that security-conscious email providers and social media sites will not voluntarily give third parties access to your email, even after you’ve kicked the bucket, what will happen to your online presence after you die? How about all those thousands of photos in your Flickr album? Your blog?

Could be a value-added business opportunity for social media marketers and professional organizers. Hmmm.

Vancouver blogger and social media maven Darren Barefoot offers a few more questions to ponder about whether social media survives its creator.

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2 Responses to “TechView: What Happens to Your Online Presence After You Die?”

  1. Larry Yatkowskyon 03 Oct 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Fascinating question.

    Now I have to read Terms of Use in more detail.

    My presumption is the this would fall under intellectual property ownership issues and should be accorded that level of importance within any estate planning.

    For those with blogs that generate income this may become complicated as the blog could survive via ghost writers for an eternity.

  2. Jennie C.on 11 Oct 2008 at 10:44 pm

    I’ve given my blog’s password to a few close family members. I’m hoping they’ll shut it down gracefully. I hadn’t given a thought to Facebook and all the other sites I have this and that posted on. What a mess.

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