josiefraser: obscurity maybe even more fatal than death within the social web
My Uncle John died this month, so I had a few more conversations than usual about death, and particularly it's relationship to the social web. Social Networking Services are developing policies and processes relating to the archiving and accessing of people's accounts after they die, and people who have significant digital presence are stating to think about bequest issues - will the sorting out of our online information, artifacts, accounts become an additional job for our relatives or friends, to be approached in the same way as clearing the physical shelves and sorting through documents? And what can explain the rise in popularity of dead celebrity fakesters, some of whom have many more followers than average users?
digital identity after death
an email i received, about death and facebook Ze Frank, September 9 2009
Identity, Memory, Death & the Internet Dave Cormier, September 18th 2009
Grieving Goes Digital NewsOK, May 25 2009
What happens to your social network accounts when you die? makeuseof.com, November 16 2009
Legacy Locker "The secure way to pass your online accounts to your loved ones"
dead celebrities on Twitter
25 Dead People of Twitter Soulellis Studio, March 1 2009
Dead People Twitter List, Boston.com News
Tweeji "Follow dead people on Twitter"