What Happens To Your Online Presence When You Die?

A firm of lawyers are recommending that people attach a list of their social media passwords to wills in order to make it easier for relatives to access them after the user dies. In this digital age when most people have some form of online presence the issue of what happens to accounts on the demise of the user is of growing significance. For all you bloggers out there (including myself) this article raises important albeit uncomfortable issues as few of us like to be reminded of our own mortality, (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2939685/Lawyers-urge-people-leave-social-media-details-including-Facebook-passwords-wills-alongside-family-heirlooms-savings-house-deeds.html).

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25 thoughts on “What Happens To Your Online Presence When You Die?

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Thanks for your comment Connie and reblogging my post. I hope the snow plough and your good self never collide in anger! Living and working in London the vehicle most likely to send me out in a blaze of glorry is a London bus! Best. Kevin

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  1. Jade @ Scatterbooker

    This is such an interesting topic! One of my lecturers has done a lot of research on this, Dr Tama Lever from Curtin University in Australia. You should find some of his articles about this on Google if you’re interested.

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      1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

        Thanks. I look forward to reading them. It used to be said that authors live on through their books. In today’s society that remains true but, in addition increasing numbers of people continue to exist via social media accounts even though their body may be mouldering in the ground.

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