Is Social Media Our Online Tombstone?

1. How social media affects the dying process

 

From the post:

 

When NPR Radio host Scott Simon tweeted from his mother’s deathbed, he opened a window into the usually-private process of dying.

 

 

Jody Schoger, another cancer survivor, thinks that “the more we talk and write about death, the easier dying becomes … if you know what’s going to happen, and how it can happen, you can make some plans, know what kind of questions to ask, make your wishes known so that your family and your doctor know what you want.”

2. 1 billion new family records publicly available

 

Thanks to FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.org teaming up.

 

3. How to close your online accounts

 

Just Delete Me is a huge-and-growing directory of links to account deletion pages. It’s probably worth spending an afternoon going through the directory and deleting any accounts you don’t regularly use.

 

4. ♫ I don’t want to live forever (online) ♫

 

It turns out most people don’t, but one-fifth of Britons surveyed haven’t even thought about what will happen to their online accounts after they die.

 

Courtesy of Estate Dispatch

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