Recengly, as I was browsing through facebook, I saw an obituary. It was one of a young man, probably in his twenties. The obits was linked to his facebook profile where people offered their condolences. It was eerie to think that this face I was looking at, this life I was “creeping” was not longer of this world.
It got me thinking. “What happens to your social media life when you die?”. I typed that into google and got an interesting response.
Much to my surprise, I found that there are quite a few companies that will handle removing all your social profiles for a nominal fee. http://legacylocker.com/ is one of them. Legacy Locker lets people create a “legacy letter” to be automatically emailed to all their contacts in the event of their death that can include passwords and instructions for their digital profiles. The email can also contain a video.
My search also led me to a facebook app, https://apps.facebook.com/if_i_die/, which lets you record a video which will be played privately or publicly on your profile after 3 of the “trustees” you name confirm your passing.
Macabre? Maybe, but aren’t there things that you wish to settle before you die? Someone you want to say sorry to? Some secret you want revealed? This is the way to go! Afterall, you do not want to become a facebook ghost.
Webinista, Socialista and Visual Dazzler, Julia is also an Entrepreneur who owns and operates the WebDesign and Marketing firm VersaCore Tech Designs, and co-owns the Seeker Newspaper in Cornwall Ontario. Wife of Political Writer John Lucio and mother of 5, Julia’s main background is in Arts, Literature and programing. Julia is the president of the Cornwall Business Network and sits on the board of directors of Focus Art. She is a member of the Lions club, Team Cornwall and the Chamber of Commerce. Julia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org