Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I've often wondered about this...

What happens to all your online accounts after you die? Who has control of these pages and feeds, such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Gmail, etc? There is a person I used to know who died last year and they still occasionally pop up in Linkedin with the software asking me to endorse their skill sets. It is kind of creepy. This article relates the story of a teen who committed suicide because of bullying and the family could do nothing to stop the malicious taunts that continued on the teen's Facebook page post mortem. Call it whatever you want, but there should be some legislation which would allow for forensic cleanup of digital assets when a user passes.

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