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.
I received word today that Entrustet has officially launched its new digital afterlife service. While we do not endorse any one service we’re pleased to see another strong player in this growing space. Details below from the press release. Entrustet (www.entrustet.com) today announces its services that securely and legally enable users to delete or designate […]
Perhaps a testament to the growing awareness of digital afterlife issues, a number of events have sprung up recently ostensibly focused on the topic. Here are the ones that I have learned about. Let me know if you have one that isn’t listed here. HCI at the End of Life April 10th, 2010 Workshop at […]
Hi Friends. I’ve submitted an idea to speak at Ignite here at home in Raleigh. I would appreciate your support by voting for my idea. Here’s the summary: Last Tweet and testament? Email from the grave? Funerals in World of Warcraft? When you die, your identity will ascend into the cloud—the Internet, that is. But […]
The Washington Post just published an article about the digital afterlife from Mike Rosenwald. It’s a great overview of the industry and provides a few personal stories from those affected by death on the Internet. Jeremy Toeman, founder of Legacy Locker, was quoted in the article. “We’re in an era now where people are really […]
It’s that time of year and there’s one thing that the Internet is not short of–predictions about what will happen in 2010. And like most others out there, we have an opinion too. Let’s take a brief look back at 2009. Without doubt, 2009 was the emerging year for the digital afterlife. Since we started […]
John Romano and Evan Carroll, creators of The Digital Beyond, appeared on WRAL in Raleigh, NC giving some helpful advice about preparing for the digital afterlife. You can read the full story online at www.wral.com. We also have a checklist to help you plan for your digital afterlife. .
Etan Horowitz at the Orlando Sentinel has written two articles that mention The Digital Beyond. The first, “What happens to your virtual world after you die?” is about the fate of online accounts after death. He talks about how people have been affected and what they can do to protect themselves. The other is an […]
John and I make no bones about how we came to start a blog about the digital afterlife. We pitched the idea for a panel talking about this for the 2009 SXSW Interactive Festival. After its selection as a core conversation, we devoted ourselves to study the topic in preparation for the event. The response […]
The New York Times ran an article on May 20th with some good legal insight into the issues surrounding death online. We’ve talked about the need for a “digital executor” before, but Patricia H. Char, a lawyer with K&L Gates in Seattle, warns that isn’t enough. Without a durable power of attorney document your executor […]