Are you still alive? Part Three

You probably remember my previous posts about Dead Man’s Switch and the e-mails I’ve received from the service.  Here’s a follow-up to the last e-mail.

Subject: Dead Man’s Switch is REALLY worried about you

Hi, Are you okay? You haven’t answered our last two emails. If you don’t answer this, your emails will be sent out in one week.

To update your status, visit the following address:

Hope to see you there,
Dead Man’s Switch staff

There’s only one more week before my test e-mail gets sent out.  I’ll be sure to post when it gets to me.  Stay tuned.

Re-posted from Field Notes

    About Evan Carroll

    Evan Carroll is an author, speaker and UX strategist who works to make digital experiences more personal, more emotional and more effective. A leader in the developing digital legacy and personal archiving arena, Evan is author and co-founder at The Digital Beyond and co-author of the book, Your Digital Afterlife: When Facebook, Flickr and Twitter Are Your Estate, What's Your Legacy?. Evan has appeared in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, NPR’s Fresh AirObit magazine, NPR’s Here and Now, Fox News, CNN and The Atlantic. A frequent speaker on both marketing and digital legacy, Evan has presented to audiences at SXSW Interactive (2010-2012, 2014), the Library of Congress, and the Internet Archive, among others. Evan holds BS and MS degrees in Information Science from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science. He can be contacted by emailing or via Twitter @evancarroll.  Evan's personal site is

    4 Responses to Are you still alive? Part Three

    1. Cameron April 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

      Ummm…. so what happened? Would be pretty ironic if you had ACTUALLY died at this point in the experiment. And with no more posts after a promise, well… your readers may be “REALLY worried about you” :-)

    2. Evan Carroll April 20, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

      It turns out that I never received the message. I should go back and give the service another try.

    3. Stavros April 11, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

      Hi, I’m Stavros, the creator of Dead Man’s Switch. I know this is an old post, but I’m not aware of any problems with the service, or any problems with sending emails, everything is working fine. Can you let me know if you’re still experiencing a problem?

    4. Evan Carroll April 14, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

      Hi Stavros, I haven’t tried in a while. Good to hear that things are working properly. I’ll let you know if I hear of any issues.

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