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August 2019

Who Controls Your Digital Legacy When You Die?

Who Controls Your Digital Legacy When You Die

Your digital legacy is important to you, isn’t it? Your social media streams, online diaries and blogs, and your digital footprint on the internet tells an amazing story of your life. When you spend a lot of time on the internet, posting and writing about yourself, you end up with an immense digital legacy that will exist forever, long after you’ve passed away.

A big question you might be asking yourself is about who controls your digital legacy when you die.

Well, for starters, you can control your digital legacy indirectly after your death. If you want to have your stream consistently updated with positive thoughts and outlooks, you can use a social media scheduling platform to program tweets and Facebook posts to be sent far into the future. The upside to this method is that you can continue “ghost-posting” even after you’ve passed, either expectedly or unexpectedly.

However, many services charge for this type of scheduling method, which is a big downside for many people.

Another way to determine who controls your digital legacy when you die is to give your username and passwords to a trusted loved one who will be able to field questions and conversations about your life when people approach your profiles online. Facebook has a feature that allows users to determine who controls their Facebook page after death.  This can be a valuable way to ensure that your digital legacy is in the hands of someone you trust. Be wary, however, as if...

Protect Digital Assets After Death

Protect Digital Assets After Death

Protecting Your Digital Assets After Your Death

When you pass, people remember you by the memories and assets you leave behind. In this modern world, most people live within their digital worlds and leave behind a digital footprint; this is quickly becoming the new way that people remember loved ones by.

Digital assets can include anything that is posted or stored on digital platforms. This can be Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and even Peoplepedia. Everything is permanent on the internet, so your posts and messages will be stored forever.

However, while it seems like a perfect solution to a modern problem, it’s important that you protect those digital assets even after your death. You wouldn’t want someone to hack your profiles and modify your posts to create a false version of you or impersonate you through social media and the internet.

Here are a few ways you can protect your digital assets after death:

1. Turn your passwords to a trusted loved one

Let someone close to you who you trust fully know what your passwords are, so that in the event of your passing, they can either close your social media accounts or take them over to perfectly preserve your digital assets and footprint.

2. Register your ownership

If you create art, write stories or produce anything published on the internet, ensure its lasting legacy under your name with a copyright. This means that your work cannot be duplicated for...