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Twitter device confirms you are alive

Twitter device confirms you are alive

Seen today on CrunchGear and Gizmodo, this Japanese-developed device sends Tweets about your heartbeat. Despite scaring your relatives when Twitter is down, this device could lead the way for a “is ___ dead” service with a yes/no/unsure API. While this adds some biological fact to confirming one’s death, there’s several kinks like hospitalization or disconnected […]

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Legal Insight from the Times

Legal Insight from the Times

The New York Times ran an article on May 20th with some good legal insight into the issues surrounding death online. We’ve talked about the need for a “digital executor” before, but Patricia H. Char, a lawyer with K&L Gates in Seattle, warns that isn’t enough. Without a durable power of attorney document your executor […]

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Does the past have value?

Does the past have value?

Humans seem to have a need for immortality. We also seem to have a need to understand where we came from. So here are two scenarios to help me frame a question: Today What would you give to know how your ancient ancestors lived? Where were they when the pyramids were built, at the birth […]

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Recent News About Our Death

Recent News About Our Death

We’ve seen comments about our presentation at SXSW out on the Web. Thanks for all the great comments. Companies are being born out of death by Lilly Rockwell at Statesman.com Digital Immortals or Just Noise From the Dead? by Laura on the Dell community Web site Outside the Frame: South by Southwest 2009 by Amanda […]

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SXSW Digital Death Wrap Up

SXSW Digital Death Wrap Up

Thanks to all the attendees at the SXSW festival who came out for our core conversation “Who Will Check My Email After I Die.” We had a great time and a great conversation. We think it is a conversation that will be the center of a lot more attention in the years to come.We hope […]

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Digital Death Survival Guide

Digital Death Survival Guide

We’ve put together a guide to help you get your digital life in order in preparation for your death. It walks you through the general process that we recommend. List your assets Define your wishes Choose someone to execute your wishes And provide access and control to that person. Download our digital-death-survival-guide, and get your […]

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Undead email: reaching out from beyond the grave

People often talk sadly about the last thing they said to or did with a loved one before they die. Petty arguments. Missed meetings. These regrets often follow the survivors for the rest of their lives. Technology is now making it easier to send your loved ones messages that they receive after you die. The […]

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Blog bequeathed to friend

Lisa, the blogger at clusterfook.com, recently died of ovarian cancer. She blogged about the disease and dying of it. Rest n peace Lisa. Her blog was important to her so she decided that she would hand it over to her friend, Secondhand Carl. She made arrangements. Gave him access to the admin. Now he runs […]

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