How do you manage your digital legacy?

August 5, 2015   //   No Comments

Marie Curie recently published an article online by DeadSocial about how to prepare for your digital legacy.

James Norris is Chief Executive of DeadSocial, a social enterprise which helps people prepare for death by addressing their digital legacy.  Someone’s digital legacy includes their email and social media accounts.  Platform providers like Google, Facebook and Twitter are starting to introduce policies to address death and allow a person’s assets to be shared.

According to DeadSocial’s research, 62% of people consider being able to access a deceased friend or family member’s social media accounts ‘important’ or ‘very important’. Making plans for digital assets, such as MP3 files, eBooks and digital photos can also reduce stress and save money, as they can be transferred to the next of kin. The organisation provides a range of free tools, tutorials, printed materials and industry events to raise awareness of these important issues.  James says, “We can now plan for what we want to happen to our digital estate in a similar way to how we address our physical estate, for example by writing a social media will.”

You can read the full article on the Marie Curie website or click here to find out more about DeadSocial and their resources.