There are no secrets in cyberspace. Despite significant efforts to protect online privacy and security, our online assets are vulnerable, and should we neglect to make a plan for their transition after our deaths, we risk potentially sensitive private information becoming public. Making your digital estate plan is an opportunity to clean your digital closets. […]
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Loggacy: Enabling You to Record Your Legacy
“All living things seek to perpetuate themselves into the future, but humans seek to perpetuate themselves forever. This seeking – this will to ‘immortality’ – is the foundation of human achievement; it is the wellspring of religion, the muse of philosophy, the architect of our cities and the impulse behind the arts. It is embedded […]
How Much Are Your Digital Assets Worth? About $35,000.
McAfee recently released the results of a global digital assets survey and our digital devices hold an estimated $35,000 of value on average. Topping the charts are irreplaceable personal memories, photos and videos, at an estimated $17,065 in value. Additionally, 55% of respondents expressed they kept assets on their devices that are impossible to recreate, […]
Giving Up Control Helps People Enjoy Large Photo Collections
New research from Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research reveals that in a world of ubiquitous access to massive personal photo collections, we may enjoy them more if we give up control and exercise patience.
Longaccess, a New Digital Safe Deposit Box with a Twist
Before you sigh and say to yourself “oh great, another digital file vault,” allow me to say, ” this one’s worth talking about.” Bill LeFurgy tipped me off to a new digital safe deposit service called Longaccess. Based in Switzerland, Longaccess focuses not on short-term sharing or access, but rather, as the name indicates, on […]
More News from Facebook?
At the end of Facebook’s recent announcement about privacy settings of memorialized profiles and the availability of Look Back videos to friends of the deceased users, a final paragraph hints at more to come from Facebook. Changes like this are part of a larger, ongoing effort to help people when they face difficult challenges like […]
Father Pleads for Facebook Look Back Video, Facebook Obliges
Facebook Changes Policy on Privacy Settings for Memorialized Accounts
Perhaps the tide is shifting to allow users more control of their profiles after death. Facebook recently announced plans to no longer change the privacy settings of a memorialized account. In an announcement, members of Facebook’s Community Operations team said the following. Up to now, when a person’s account was memorialized, we restricted its visibility […]
Recollect: Archive Your Online Life
Recollect, a new California-based startup of three former Flickr employees, launched into public beta on October 25th promising to archive everything you do online. The service, which first made waves on the Internet with its archive of Tweets from the wildly popular XOXO Festival, allows users to collect their social media activity into one downloadable archive. (more…)
SXSW 2012 Digital Immortals: Preserving Life Beyond Death
Another SXSW has come and gone. Now that I’m back home and in withdrawal from the breakfast tacos, brisket and free drinks, I took a moment to reflect on my panel, Digital Immortals: Preserving Life Beyond Death. Speaking at SXSW is always a thrill, and this year was no exception. My goal with the panel was to provide […]