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Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage

A few months back, I published a chapter in a new book called Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage, edited by Donald Hawkins. My chapter, Digital inheritance: tackling the legal and practical issues, addressed the current challenges around passing your digital assets to your heirs.

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Digital Beyond content now cross-posted at Follr.com

Wappingers Falls, NY (February 28th 2014) Follr, Inc. today announced a content licensing agreement with The Digital Beyond, a blog about digital existence and what happens to it after death. Under the agreement Follr users will be able to read and view Digital Beyond content, including blog posts and videos, from the Follr software platform and via the […]

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South by Southwest Interactive 2012

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. Digital Immortals: Preserving Life Beyond Death Adam Ostrow, Adele McAlear, Bill LeFurgy, Evan Carroll Sunday, March 11 5:00PM – 6:00PM Austin Convention Center Room 9ABC […]

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Digital legacy presented at TED Global 2011

Adam Ostrow, the editor-in-chief of Mashable, presented After your final status update last month at TED Global 2011. We’re pleased that the topic of digital legacy is getting attention on a respected, global stage. Adam mentions several services listed on our site, including 1000Memories and If I Die. Adam’s vision for the potential future of […]

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Friendster To Delete Photos, Blogs On May 31

In a recent email to members Friendster, the social networking site first launched in 2002, announced that the majority of content on user profiles will be deleted on May 31st. They’ve made an application available to help users download this content. From the email: “We are introducing a new and improved Friendster site in the coming […]

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Preservation Week April 24-30

This week is the ALA’s Preservation Week. It’s an annual week of awareness of preservation for personal and shared collections. It’s also the perfect time for you to think about your personal collection, especially your digital files and what you’re doing to make sure they’re properly preserved and available for your family. We highly recommend […]

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Digital Death Day May 6th

It’s that time of year again. The second Digital Death Day in North America is coming up May 6th in the San Francisco Bay Area. Are you excited? We definitely are. With all of the attention that the topic has received over the last few months, we’re anticipating a great event. John and I will […]

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SXSW Panel and Meetup

Are you interested in the subject of digital legacy? Come down to the South By Southwest Interactive Festival. We’re hosting a panel followed by a meet up. It’s all happening March 14th

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2010 in review

2010 was a big year for The Digital Beyond. Before I make any predictions for 2011, let’s review 2010. Here’s a timeline of our significant events, posts and other happenings for the year. 1/3/2010: Evan and John met to make plans for 2010. This is when we started looking for a publisher for our book […]

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Panel accepted at SXSW

John Romano and Evan Carroll will be leading a panel at the 2011 SXSW Interactive festival. “You’re dead. Your data isn’t. What happens now?” will explore digital death and legacy from several perspectives. Here’s the description of the event: The Web has changed your life, your death and what you leave behind. Your heirlooms like […]

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