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Your digital afterlife : when Facebook, Flickr and Twitter are your estate, what's your legacy?

Author: Evan Carroll; John Romano
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : New Riders ; [London] : Pearson Education [distributor], ©2011.
Series: Voices that matter.
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Almost without realizing it, we have shifted toward an all-digital culture. Future heirlooms like family photos, home movies, and personal letters now exist only in digital form, and in many cases they are stored using popular services like Flickr, YouTube, and Gmail. These digital possessions form a rich collection that chronicles our lives nad connects us to each other. But have you considered what will happen to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evan Carroll; John Romano
ISBN: 9780321732286 0321732286
OCLC Number: 655654042
Notes: Statement of responsibility from cover.
Description: xii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introducing the digital afterlife --
The shift to digital --
A well-lived (digital) life --
The artifacts of your life --
The value of digital things --
What you leave behind --
The opportunity of digital legacy --
Your legacy at risk --
The birth of an industry --
Before you begin --
Computers and devices --
Email --
Social websites --
Finance and commerce --
Create your plan --
Epilogue : the future of digital death.
Series Title: Voices that matter.
Responsibility: [Evan Carroll and John Romano ; foreword by Omar L. Gallaga].

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Almost without realizing it, we have shifted toward an all-digital culture. Future heirlooms like family photos, home movies, and personal letters now exist only in digital form, and in many cases they are stored using popular services like Flickr, YouTube, and Gmail. These digital possessions form a rich collection that chronicles our lives nad connects us to each other. But have you considered what will happen to your treasured digital possessions when you die? Unfortunately the answer isn't as certain as we might presume. There are numerous legal, cultural, technical issues that could prevent access to these assets, adn if you don't take steps to make them available to your heirs, your digital legacy could be lost forever. Written by the creators of TheDigitalBeyond.com, this book helps you secure your valuable digital assets for your loved ones and perhaps posterity. Whether you're the casual email user or the hyper-connected digital dweller, you'll come away with peace of mind knowing that your digital heirlooms won't be lost in the shuffle.

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