An article from the Washington Post (below) addresses all the possible avenues for your social media presence when you die except one-your own website.
People invest a lot of time and effort creating a presence on social media yet all most do is add content to someone else’s platform.
You don’t own it, it not yours and it’s subject to rules you don’t control.
If you want control:
If you’re concerned with creating a legacy, build your own website or have some do it for you.
It’s not that difficult. It’s not that expensive.
Build something that you control. Populate it with material pleasing to you. Use your content for Facebook and other social media sites. Create a legacy you can be proud of.
If you need assistance, see http://www.mylifeaudio.com/an-explanation-of-wordpress-websitestelling-your-story-for-free/ .
Google releases tool to deal with your data after death
“You may be a stickler for keeping control of all the data in your many online accounts, but what will happen to that data after you die?
It’s a question that Google’s addressing with the announcement of a new tool, the Inactive Account Manager, that gives Google users the option to have information from inactive accounts wiped from the system.
Those who use the Inactive Account Manager can choose to have their data deleted three, six, nine or 12 months after it becomes inactive.
Users can also select “trusted contacts” to receive information from various Google services such as Blogger, Gmail, Picasa Web Albums, Google Voice and YouTube.”
“Facebook, for example, allows users’ family members or friends to memorialize Facebook pages of those who’ve died.”
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