Wednesday, January 19, 2011

When You're Dead

Have you ever thought about what will happen to your online presence after you have died? What will happen to your weblog, your Facebook status update, your tweets, or your uploaded photos on Flickr? What happens to this version of you that you've built with bits after you have gone? Who will have access to which parts of it, and for how long?

The New York Times posted a long article, written by Rob Walker, about the fact that not many people have given serious thought to these questions. Maybe that's partly because what we do online still feels somehow novel and ephemeral. Or maybe it's because pondering mortality is simply a downer

Read article here

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