How should we handle digital afterlife?

I have two friends on my Facebook who passed away and a few days ago one of them had their birthday. Some of her friends wrote ‘Happy Birthday – miss you” on her wall. My other friend’s family removed her account from Facebook.

How are we managing our digital afterlife? What will happen with our private content when we die?

What will the future Internet ethics look like?

When someone dies their families have to deal with lots of physical practical things, and now with all digital accounts – how shall they deal with that?

Maybe setting up a digital will can help – I mean that we all say on a will website what should happen to our digital presence when we have no physical presence.

Post-mortem social networking guidelines are needed. Time for all social networks to discuss this matter me thinks.

This is a big question that we have to deal with. What’s your thoughts?

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