Your Virtual Estate
Do you have a plan for dealing with your online presence? Virtual assets and information need attention. Leaving your heirs the passwords might not be enough.
From Gmail to Twitter, Facebook to LI, with all our blogs, emails and other online accounts, most active people maintain a deep online presence that someone will need to cope with after you flit away from this life.
Who cares, you may be thinking. It may not matter at all. You may snicker at the idea of leaving a professional profile or Facebook antics to survive in the cloud until electricity and fiber optics are replaced with some other format for passing digi-bytes.
Consider, though, that your virtual assets are worth annotating to help your estate manager and heirs handle this aspect of your public self with dignity and as you intend.
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The Washington Examiner carried this WSJ column of July 28, 2012.
Smart Money ran this on Aug 28, 2012.
Access to Facebook after death. Mercury News. March 15, 2012.
Mange online assets before you die. Techlicious . July 18, 2012.