Your data after you die


A panel about death at SxSW was enough to pique my curiosity. Morbid, yes, but fascinating.

The lesson to be learned: think about everything you have online. Tweets, photos, email, video…there’s probably a lot and there’s only going to be more as time goes on. Do you care about saving any of it for future generations? Would you like your digital self to outlive you? Then you need to plan. Someone needs your passwords (there are companies for that now, should you not happen to trust anyone else). Someday, our digital wills may be just as valuable as our real-world ones.

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