Here’s an excellent overview of why digital estate planning is important, how digital media is affected and the what you can do to plan ahead. If you only have two minutes, this news story from WXYC in Detroit is a good place to start.
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Copyright infringement in the digital afterlife. Hilarious.
Jonathan Good over at 1000Memories shared his TEDx San Francisco talk with me today. He did a great job presenting the vision of a future where people are remembered for more than their name, but for their story and experiences. This is actually one of the primary reasons that I’m concerned with the preservation of [...]
Would you want a QR code on your headstone? That was a question posed via an email from Adele McAlear. Quiring Monuments is now offering just that with its “Living Headstone” line of memorial products. Cemetery visitors with smartphones can read the QR code and visit a memorial website to learn more about the deceased. [...]
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 [...]
Following Digital Death Day John Romano interviewed Dazza Greenwood about the particulars of the White House’s new National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. They discussed the core parts of the strategy, how it will be implemented, what users can expect and the next steps for the project.
Tomorrow the team from The Digital Beyond will take to the SXSW Interactive stage to present “You’re Dead. Your Data Isn’t. What Happens Now?” Before the session, we wanted to provide you with two quick previews. Two of our co-panelists took a moment to share with us on camera. Enjoy! Adele McAlear John Romano and [...]
We were interviewed on KDSK St. Louis. Kasey Joyce interviewed John and Evan about digital legacy. Matthew Koons, a man whose wife died at age 31, talks about having to decide what to do with his wife’s online accounts. Tim Yaeglin, an estate attorney also answers some legal planning issues.
This must be video week at The Digital Beyond. The kind folks at Ignite Raleigh posted the video from my talk, What happens to your digital identity after you die? It’s a nice introduction to the digital afterlife and explains why you should care. Enjoy.
Here’s a great video from SXSW 2010 featuring our friend, Adele McAlear. Like us here at The Digital Beyond, Adele is a digital afterlife advocate and runs a Web site, Death and Digital Legacy. You should check it out. Great video, Adele.
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