digital-legacy

I’ve Launched a New Digital Legacy Resource Website

Over the last few years I have focused a large part of my attention on the digital legacy aspects of our personal data. I’ve struggled deciding whether to try and expand this site and change its structure to accommodate that information in a better way. Ultimately I decided to launch a new site at DigitalLegacyManagement.com. I …

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Panelists for Everybody Dies: What Is Your Digital Legacy?

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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A Retrospective on the 10th Anniversary of Lifestream Blog

The Birth of Lifestreams I created Lifestream Blog on March 17, 2007. The initial purpose of the site was to be a resource for people who wanted to aggregate personal content onto their own page. This included original content (blog posts, videos, photos), social media (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, etc.) along with activity on sites (listens, likes, …

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Ways to Explore Personal Data After Someone Dies

Image by Kenny Louie Bill Coberly is a writer whose Father recently died unexpectedly.  He describes some of the issues which arise when a family member has an unplanned death in a recent article he wrote. He discusses many issues encountered after his death but discovers something that puzzles him with regards to preservation. What should he …

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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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Thoughts on Building a Lifetime Personal Data Collection App

Challenges and Goals Creating an application designed to be a central repository to store and display our life’s collection of personal data is a monumental task. Having to factor in the ability to integrate external and cloud based data sources, that will most likely change over time, in addition to our local data makes it …

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