Just what does happen to your digital life once you’re gone? As we’ve said here many times before, there’s no easy or simple answer to that question. But there is something you can do: plan ahead.
Alan Lakein once said, “planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”
Digital estate planning does exactly that. You can take care of the future today, so your wishes will be carried out and you won’t leave a burden on your family.
So how should you begin? Of course, we have a very thorough step-by-step guide in Your Digital Afterlife, but I want to tell you about a new resource we have available. We teamed up with Passare.com to bring you a short ebook on digital estate planning. If you’re looking for a general overview, quick tips, and resources this is just the book for you.
Recently Afternote.com has introduced a new section where you have the opportunity to specify which social media accounts you have and what your specific wishes are per acoount in the event of your passing. With an Afternote account you will ensure that your digital legacy and other last wishes are properly and safely arranged.
We have to plan ahead our digital estate, mainly because many people are not yet familiar with the idea of a digital legacy.There are many online products that can help in managing digital estate. I found one product mentioned here http://www.wfaa.com/good-morning-texas/Tech-Tuesday-Social-media-wills-151526665.html called http://www.plannedDeparture.com . But the bigger issue is of awareness.
Evan, Your talk on this subject at RootsTech 2014 was greatly appreciated. Too few people prepare for their digital afterlife, rendering their digital assets inaccessible. Thanks for helping to raise awareness on this important topic.
Thank you, Deena. I appreciate your kudos and support.