Have you wondered what will happen to your digital presence when you die?
Write a blog, send Tweets or post on Facebook and your words may well outlast you. Store and share photographs online and you may want them to remain accessible after your death, particularly if no physical copies exist.
Leaving instructions for a trusted and tech-savvy friend to close or access these accounts is a sensible step, and one that is easily overlooked. Your Will may not be the place for this, but your Book of Wishes or other notes can give simple instructions on how to find and either preserve or delete your work.
You may also leave online accounts with banks or investment brokers, some of which may be accessible only online. Keeping your passwords and details of these accounts secure in your lifetime is paramount, but too many people forget to indicate where crucial access information can be found when required.
Asking someone to be your ‘Digital Executor’ is straightforward, and all they will need is a list of relevant accounts and your wishes in relation to them. You may request that a book is printed from your blog musings, or that specific digital albums be saved and shared. So long as you know your passwords are safe in their hands, your Digital Executor may be the guardian of your most precious ideas and images. Don’t let them die with you!
More information can be found from “The Digital Beyond”