Monday, 10 January 2011
Your Digital afterlife or the Dead Bloggers Society
A new website The Digital Beyond has been set up to answer these questions. The site is edited by John Romano and a Evan Carroll.
Romano and Carroll point to blogger Leslie Harpold, who died in 2006, memorably leaving behind a robust online presence. After her death, Leslie's family decided that her blogs should be permanently removed from the Internet. But Leslie had built up a large community of readers and fellow bloggers online, many of whom wanted her work to remain online.
"Many of them tried desperately to contact the family and say 'Hey, can we place an archive of this on our website?' or 'Hey, can we hold onto this content?' but unfortunately, they chose to keep it private," explains Carroll.
"It's very possible that the person who's handling your estate may not be the person who has the technical understanding to take care of your digital things," Romano says. "And there needs to be an important distinction there."
Visit Digital Beyond for some fascinating information
The Book Your Digital Afterlife is available now from all the usual sources
Posted by Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin at 09:41