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The best topics on the web about digital estate planning and online memorials curated by The Digital Beyond.
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What happens to your Facebook account when you die? | The Digital Beyond

What happens to your Facebook account when you die? | The Digital Beyond | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it

It’s a simple question without a simple answer, unless you’re willing to accept “it depends” as a simple answer. The result depends upon what you friends and family decide to request and perhaps even what instructions you leave behind. Let’s go through Facebook's policy and explore all of the options.

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Digital hereafter - Maple Ridge News

Digital hereafter - Maple Ridge News | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
Digital hereafterMaple Ridge NewsA business development consultant from North Vancouver who runs the blog Social Media For Law Firms, Collier was forced to contemplate the digital afterlife when her husband passed away suddenly four years ago.
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What to Watch at SXSW 2012 Interactive - Huffington Post

What to Watch at SXSW 2012 Interactive - Huffington Post | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
What to Watch at SXSW 2012 InteractiveHuffington PostIt's that time of year again when thousands of the world's most creative digital minds descend on Austin, Texas, for networking, inspiration, and a little bit of BBQ.
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Over 30 Million Accounts on Facebook Belong to Dead People - Technorati

Over 30 Million Accounts on Facebook Belong to Dead People - Technorati | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
Over 30 Million Accounts on Facebook Belong to Dead PeopleTechnoratiThere are 30 million accounts on Facebook of people who have already died, according to story on ReadWriteWeb: "People are starting to incorporate their digital property and online...
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South by Southwest Interactive 2012 | The Digital Beyond

South by Southwest Interactive 2012 | The Digital Beyond | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it

Once again Evan and John will present at SXSW Interactive, but this year we have two panels for you. If you're in Austin for SXSW, stop by and say hello.

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Dealing with death in a digital world - tech - 21 February 2012 - New Scientist

Dealing with death in a digital world - tech - 21 February 2012 - New Scientist | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
The laws about who controls your online property when you die are too vague (iCroak and Deathswitch both offer digital executor service to sort out ur digital assets on death.
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Digital Assets Live On Long After Users' Deaths - Ai Insite

Digital Assets Live On Long After Users' Deaths - Ai Insite | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
Read this Ai InSite story to learn more about what happens to digital assets after death.
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The Digital Consequences of Death (or Disability) — Slaw

The Digital Consequences of Death (or Disability) — Slaw | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
How do estate trustees and executors carry out their legal duties with respect to these assets, and the liabilities as well? Many people get most of their bills in electronic form. How can an executor see to paying the debts of the ...
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Who will clean up in the cloud after you make your exit? - Yorkshire Post

You may well have made a will, but have you thought about protecting your digital legacy? Sheena Hastings reports.

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Deaths Pose Test for Facebook - Wall Street Journal

Deaths Pose Test for Facebook - Wall Street Journal | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it

Connecticut, Indiana, and Rhode Island have previously passed laws giving the estate executors some authority to access electronic documents, such as emails, of the deceased.

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The Big Digital Sleep « The Signal: Digital Preservation

The Big Digital Sleep « The Signal: Digital Preservation | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it

Here on The Signal we often talk about the importance of preserving your personal digital materials and we provide a variety of resources offering guidance on what actions to take. One aspect we have spoken of less often, however, is what happens to your digital assets after you have “shuffled off this mortal coil,” to use Shakespeare’s exquisite phrase. Mike Ashenfelder wrote an insightful post on this last summer.

 

But with the recent release of an app for a popular social media site that allows users to create a final, farewell video or text that is posted upon confirmation of their passing, as well as an upcoming SXSW panel “You’re Dead, Your Data Isn’t: What Happens Now?” covering the “legal frameworks and standards” for management of legacy data, it seems time to revisit the issue of digital estate planning.

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Social Media Users Can Create “Online Executor” In Will – WGRZ-TV

Social Media Users Can Create “Online Executor” In Will – WGRZ-TV | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it

Social Media Users Can Create "Online Executor" In Will A new proposal is on the books about who decides what happens to your social networking legacy when you die. It's been said there's no such thing as a digital death.

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(Digital) Life After Death: A Perfectionist’s Postmortem Fears

(Digital) Life After Death: A Perfectionist’s Postmortem Fears | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
Imagine that you die with computer passwords in your head, leaving coworkers without access to critical files. Imagine your loved ones cannot find your bank accounts, or that you die with a secret ...
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How to prepare for the Digital Beyond

How to prepare for the Digital Beyond | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
What will happen to your online identity when you die? That depends entirely on the actions you take now.
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Memento Mori

Oklahoma House Bill 2800 grant's an executor the power to contact social media websites in order to either delete a decedent's accounts or turn them them into digital memorials. As my soon-to-be estate planner friend ...
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Digital documents complicate death

Digital documents complicate death | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
The digital evolution has reached estate and financial planning. One of the most important aspects of estate planning has long been to tell your loved ones where to find copies of your will, power of attorney and financial contacts.
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Keep your digital life alive, after death

Keep your digital life alive, after death | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
Karin Prangley, a 33-year-old Chicago estate planning attorney, attempted to guess her father-in-law's password to gain access to his business computer after he suffered a debilitating stroke several years...
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Nebraska is Latest State to Address Digital Legacy ...

Nebraska is Latest State to Address Digital Legacy ... | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
The proposed bill is modeled after Oklahoma's digital property management after death law, that passed in 2010. The law states that “The executor or administrator of an estate shall have the poser, where otherwise ...
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The Digital Afterlife: Facebook After Death - CBC.ca

The Digital Afterlife: Facebook After Death - CBC.ca | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
The Digital Afterlife: Facebook After DeathCBC.caThe push comes from a growing number of people grappling with how to deal with a loved one's digital legacy. Here in Canada, Samantha Collier was faced with this predicament after her husband died.
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Dealing with death in the digital age - KETK

Dealing with death in the digital age - KETK | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
Dealing with death in the digital ageKETK"With the digital age, the personalization of funerals has become more so," said Ryan Allen of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
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Redefining The Grieving Process In The Digital Age - NPR

After a loved one dies, it's becoming more common to offer and receive condolences through a Facebook post or an email. New York Times contributor Bruce Feiler discusses the new customs that are evolving to guide the grieving process in the digital age.

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Leaving a Digital Legacy | Attorney Keith E. Davis

Leaving a Digital Legacy | Attorney Keith E. Davis | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
Added Salmeron: “If the person you have appointed as executor of your will is not digitally savvy, you might consider appointing a special digital executor who would act on your behalf after you are gone to distribute or delete ...
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Digital Posessions: What happens when you die? | Part I | Dorothy Santos

Digital Posessions: What happens when you die? | Part I | Dorothy Santos | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it
I don't like being morbid but I find the topic of a digital afterlife extremely fascinating. Being present and engaged in life is a great way to live; however, it's difficult to not think about the things which seem beyond our control.
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Digital Assets: A Clearer Definition | Digital Estate Resource

Recently we reviewed draft legislation for incorporating digital assets into estates law in North Carolina. In doing so, we questioned our working definition of digital assets, which created ambiguity between digital assets (the files) and digital accounts (access rights to files). The account/asset distinction is important, as it relates to requirements placed on service providers.

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Tweeting from the grave - Schenectady Gazette (blog)

Tweeting from the grave - Schenectady Gazette (blog) | Digital Afterlife | Scoop.it

The digital age could bring with it digital death in the near future if a bill from Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, D-Brooklyn, becomes law.

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