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Life, death, and social media

This one’s slightly morbid, but one of my other posts got me thinking.

What happens when the majority of facebook/social media users start to leave this mortal coil?

What recourse will their family and friends have to access their passwords or extract their data? Will we eventually write into our wills what we want done to our online social graph once we’re gone?

Or will there be applications to convert peoples’ profiles into a tribute to the person’s life, like an “online gravestone”?

An entire lifetime of interactions, events, photos, conversations… the comments people made at the birth of your first child, the images uploaded from your wedding day, the well-wishes people posted on your 50th birthday.

What would you want done with yours?

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