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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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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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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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Generate Rich Personal Analytics from your Facebook Data with WolframAlpha

Last week WolframAlpha announced the release of personal analytics for Facebook.This comes several months after we learned at the Quantified Self blog that Stephen Wolfram is an avid self tracker. Sure there’s been some other services that have provided some statistics by connecting to your Facebook data but none have had the power of Mathematica …

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Create a Self Curated Lifestream with Rebelmouse

I’ve recently started testing out a new service called Rebelmouse which adds a slightly new twist to Lifestreaming. The service bills itself as “Your Social Front Page” and while it currently only offers up the ability to connect Facebook and Twitter to power your Lifestream, it does provide some unique features worth discussing. As the …

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Passive Sharing of Your Lifestream on Facebook Timeline is Here

Today Facebook officially announced 60+ apps and web services that will now utilize their new open graph protocol to passively share information while you use them to your Timeline. Last year when Timeline was first launched to developers there were a few apps that were immediately available. This included Spotify and Rdio to share the …

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