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Facebook Hints at Memorial Features After Dad’s Emotional Plea

Facebook celebrated their 10th birthday by giving users a gift in the way of a video montage called Lookback of our best moments using their service (get yours here). These videos offered a nice look back on our lives shared through the service over the years. But an unexpected thing happened when John Berlin saw …

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How Memorial Services are Being Transformed by Technology

This week I came across a memorial service called Living Headstones. This company is trying to transform cemetery headstones to incorporate today’s technologies. They state that headstones haven’t changed in 5000 years and they offer internet connected memorials to create an innovative approach to memorialization. What they’ve created is an added value service to their …

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SXSW Panel Discussion on Death and Digital Legacy

In 2012 I attended a panel at SXSW titled Digital Immortals: Preserving Life Beyond Death which began my journey exploring all the facets of Digital Legacy. I recently came across the audio (embedded below) for a SXSW talk from 2016 titled Everybody Dies: What is your Digital Legacy? The panel had several speakers each bringing a different perspective …

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We Will Live Forever Through Bots and AI in the Near Future

This year has seen both artificial intelligence (AI) along with bots dominate tech news based on the advancements that have been taking place in both areas. We’re just beginning to see the possibilities and implications that both of these technologies will bring in our near futures. People have been contemplating ways to leverage these technologies for …

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Facebook Now Allows Designation of Account Management After We Die

Facebook has faced many challenges with people contacting them trying to access the accounts of loved ones after they have died. I wrote about this Father who pleaded with them to allow him to access his Son’s account. Facebook helped this Father with his request and at the time stated that they were working to “help …

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How to Preserve, Prepare, and Produce Your Digital Legacy

We’re all going to die. We all create digital content and most of us have no plan for archiving our data for future generations after we die. These are two harsh realities that smacked me over the head when I attended a panel at SXSW this year titled “Digital Immortals: Preserving Life Beyond Death“. The panel …

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On the Preparation and Future of Your Digital Legacy After You Die

Last week Adam Ostrow had a live chat based around his TED talk (see below) on what should happen to our digital identities after we die. The discussion focused a bit on what we want to happen with all the digital content we create after we die including the ability to possibly have an AI …

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