Digital Preservation

Backup Your Online Social Data and Revisit it with SocialSafe

I continue to try apps and services to achieve everything I’m looking to do to help facilitate my goals around digital preservation . In a discussion I had with Tom Geller, he told me to take a  look at SocialSafe which had been mentioned to him by Gordon Bell as a good service for lifelogging. That’s all the …

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My Talk on Digital Preservation at Quantified Self Los Angeles

At the June meetup for the Los Angeles Quantified Self group I gave a talk on digital preservation. The talk centered around a 3 step process I created last year to preserve, prepare and produce my digital legacy. I discuss how I created this process for myself and discussed the importance for others to do …

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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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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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