Each of us represent an average person on this globe. Most of us have Facebook account where we will share hundreds of contents including photos, videos and emotions yearly. Some of us will probably have Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, Pinterest and other social channels as well.
More than 70% of the online population are using social networks and this number is growing faster everyday. The one thing that the 1.1 billion people currently on social networks have in common is that they are all going to die one day.
Do you know what happens to your digital life when you die?
Life Insurance Finder published a really interesting infographic which offers us some preparation ideas for the inevitable:
- Gmail can send your next of kin all your emails and contacts on request. And so can Hotmail.
- Twitter can give your next of kin a copy of all your public tweets.
- Do you have any digital dirty laundry you should be worried about? All your data stored in the cloud belongs to the individual platform provider and they might use it unless you disallow them to.
- Will you want to one day to resurrect your digital self or perhaps even create a living clone or hologram of you that could interact with future generations? Personality predictors already exist such as 'that can be my next tweet' and 'Hunch' that can make certain predictions based on your social media data.
- With Life Naut you can build a mind file of almost your entire life experience. .
Where do you see your digital self in 100 years?
If you are really paranoid, here's the comprehensive version of the digital death planning guide for reference.
You may also like to check out my posts on other interesting social media topics here.