When you die, what will be left about you online? How will your online accounts be accessed and how will you be remembered for posterity? From online banking to decades worth of digital family photos, copious creative or intellectual property, or personal history documented on social media, everyone has a widespread digital footprint that tells the story of our lives. But how much of that story remains online after we’re gone? Angela Crocker and Vicki Mcleod team up to give readers ideas and tips on how to handle their digital legacies. Vicki focuses on the personal aspects of legacy, while Angela brings it down to earth with the practical, how-to aspects. One hundred years from now, there will be one billion dead people on Facebook. And while it can be uncomfortable to talk about death, it’s important to prepare the personal and practical elements of your digital life before death. This guide offers best practices for online memorials, social media and mourning, and digital etiquette in death. Also tools and resources are included throughout the book to help your digital estate planning and empower your estate’s executor.
About the Author
Angela Crocker has been described as a pioneer of ethical social media, a business savvy digital goddess, and an information organizing superhero. Angela works as an author, speaker, and instructor to help businesses and individuals plan, communicate, and engage through digital media. She is the author of Declutter Your Data and The Content Planner. Vicki McLeod is the founder of Main Street Communications Ltd., a strategic planning and communications firm in Vancouver. In 2013 Main Street was shortlisted by Small Business BC as one of the Top 5 Online Marketers in the province. She was honored as 2014 Business Leader of the Year. She’s the author of #Untrending, a local newspaper columnist, and a TEDX speaker.