I previously wrote “What Happens to Your Social Media Legacy When You Die?” (see link below). In essence there are a growing number of options for your social media legacy upon death.
See the article and the links below; all three should give you a complete overview of your options.
But a presumption is that you may want your social media legacy to live on and if that’s the case, you need a platform you control which means having your own website.
Here at MyLifeAudio.Com we give you that option; you get to present what you want to say in the way you want to say it without worries that your social media sites will live or die. If that interest’s you, please use the contact form or go to http://www.mylifeaudio.com/contact/ .
From the Federal Government: Write a Social Media Will
Social media is a part of daily life, so what happens to the online content that you created once you die? If you are active online you should consider creating a statement of how you would like your online identity to be handled, like a social media will. You should appoint someone you trust as an online executor. This person will be responsible for the closure of your email addresses, social media profiles, and blogs after you are deceased. Take these steps to help you write a social media will (download a social media will template in Excel format):
- Review the privacy policies and the terms and conditions of each website where you have a presence.
- State how you would like your profiles to be handled. You may want to completely cancel your profile or keep it up for friends and family to visit. Some sites allow users to create a memorial profile where other users can still see your profile but can’t post anything new.
- Give the social media executor a document that lists all the websites where you have a profile, along with your usernames and passwords.
- Stipulate in your will that the online executor should have a copy of your death certificate. The online executor may need this as proof in order for websites to take any actions on your behalf.
- Check to see if the social media platforms have account management features to let you proactively manage what happens to your accounts after you die. For example, Google’s Inactive Account Manager allows you to manage how you want your online content to be saved or deleted. This feature also lets you give permission for your family or close friends to access the content you saved on Google websites after you die.
Additional Links for Comprehensive Options:
What Happens to Your Social Media Legacy When You Die? link at http://www.mylifeaudio.com/what-happens-to-your-social-media-legacy-when-you-die/
“What happens to your digital life after death” from Pew at http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/12/02/what-happens-to-your-digital-life-after-death/
For a wonderful website on the topic of protecting your digital afterlife, see The Digital Beyond at http://www.thedigitalbeyond.com/
The three sites directly above were featured by CBS News at http://www.cbsnews.com/news/protecting-your-afterlife-in-the-digital-realm/2/
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