Digital life after death

Scott Brown takes a look at what to do with your digital remains after you die.  It’s not something I think about often, but this is one of the odd latent effects of online social life.  What is to become of all the Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, and eBay accounts once you pass on?  Would you prefer they just be deleted?  Passed on to someone else?  Or just stay around like a cyber-ghost haunting those left behind.  Another morbid thought, which, very thankfully I’ve not yet had to deal with, is what to do when someone you know passes away?  Unfriending them in Facebook, for example, seems a bit cold and callous, but keeping their profile linked to you also seems like a depressing daily reminder.

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