About 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 Air
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 www.evancarroll.net
I hope you all enjoy our newest video. We tried to outline some of the basic problems that we need to overcome to preserve digital identities. Let us know what you think.
WOW!! How insightful…I am 60 yrs young and LOVE the internet but have never even thought about an ‘internet legacy’ w/ emails, blogs, pictures etc but it surley is a footprint of your life & interests. Like how they do when they track your ‘cookies’ of the sites you use. This is a VERY interesting & insiteful ‘problem?’ moving forward into the virtual world of our lives..I see a new concept for attorney’s to start to practice!! UGH! But really, it is a problem and I know for a fact that when I physicaly die..I would like to leave my virtual world to those that come after me, like my great neice..I would have LOVED to have seen what my Mother would have done on the computer as she was 88 when passing and sharp as a tack. I LOVE this concept! Keep me informed…and stimulated!!!
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