Considering Digital Tombstones
As part of your legacy planning efforts, you may wish to consider digital tombstones. What are digital
tombstones? Essentially, they are websites that allow you to assemble your personal information in one
place, so your family and friends can visit it when they wish. If you're considering using such a service,
there are several issues you will want to consider.
Issue 1: Your current online presence.
If you have a website, social media profile, or other online assets that contain personal information
about you, it isn't always easy to know what happens to this information after you die. Some sites, such
as Facebook, will archive your page and not let others change it. Other information may be widely
scattered and difficult to find. With a digital tombstone you can control what you place on the site and
allow others to access it as you choose.
Issue 2: Don't rely on new technology.
While a digital memorial may seem like a good idea, you should not entirely rely on them. Given the
ever-changing nature of technology and the possibility that what is widely used today could become
obsolete tomorrow, you should always have some sort of backup plan. You can, for example, direct that
your digital family photographs get printed in hard copy form as well as stored in a flash memory
device or other form of digital back-up.
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