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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Arranging electronic access for your survivors

I know - a touchy subject, death. Just as I try to keep preparations going for disasters/emergencies/retirement, I do plan for the end of me, which has a much higher chance of actually happening. Since my life is pretty wrapped up in technology - social networking accounts, extra hard drives full of files, email accounts all over the place - I figure that is a part that needs to be dealt with by whomever is taking care of my affairs after I am finished.

There was a post on SlashDot last year on methods to arrange access to your digital life for your survivors:

I saw this article yesterday:
Life insurance for your passwords: Legacy Locker

The Legacy Locker service isn't up until April. Since it is possible that online services can lose their data (like ma.gnolia's story earlier this year ), you will still need to keep some sort of backup (print, file on a memory stick in your safe deposit box), just in case.

Next difficult/awkward topic - to stream the funeral over the Internet, or not:
Funerals are now just a mouse click away

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Teri--excellent post. I have vaguely thought about this ... just as I've wondered about keeping my blog live after I die ... but I haven't done anything about it.

I'm going to look into all of this, and also link to this post. Good info, thanks!


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