We live online. If we need to do something in the real world, chances are there is a wired solution in place on the internet.
Oh, and the water cooler just went digital, too, as Facebook and Twitter have us all connected in a perpetual virtual chatroom. Our lives are now a digital experience and we spend more than a third of our time online socializing with friends and building relationships.
Our online social lives are more than photos, tweets and videos (although they are that, to be sure). Our online presence captures us completely: our experiences, our thoughts and hopes; fears and follies. In many ways the lives we live online are more authentic than the part we play in the real world.
So if we are all living online- what happens when, inevitably, we die online?
Time Magazine recently pondered this question in a piece entitled “How To Manage Your Online Life When You’re Dead.”
As people spend more time at keyboards, there’s less being stored away in dusty attics for family and friends to hang on to. Letters have become e‑mails. Diaries have morphed into blogs. Photo albums have turned virtual. The pieces of our lives that we put online can feel as eternal as the Internet itself, but what happens to our virtual identity after we die?
Legacy Locker was founded with a single purpose. To Manage Online Assets After Life and ensure that all the living that took place online can be properly archived, accessed and processed by friends, family and loved ones.
Legacy Locker . . . [is] offering encrypted space for people to store their passwords and other information. “Digital legacy is at best misunderstood and at worst not thought about,” says Legacy Locker founder Jeremy Toeman, who came up with the idea for his company midflight, when he was imagining what would happen to his many Web domains if the plane crashed. “I would be surprised if five years from now, it’s not common for people to consider their digital assets alongside their wills.”
A few years ago, the concept of living a life online seemed alien to most people. Now, it is commonplace- even taken for granted. Because so much of our memories and assets are tied to the net, it is crucial to ensure that these virtual identities are properly cared for after life.
The lessons of the real world also hold true on the internet. As we are born, so we must eventually die. Legacy Locker ensures that your online assets are properly tended to.Uncategorized 1 Comment