Social Media Accounts After Death: What Happens?

By on October 17, 2012

Have you ever wondered what happens to your social media accounts after you die? Or perhaps what your friends and family do for you on the social sites friends season 1 다운로드? Today, we’re taking a grimly serious look at social media as it applies to those that pass away.

Social Media After You Die

It’s sad, but even after you die, your social media presence lives on rufus 다운로드. People invest so much time and effort into their social profiles these days, they’re like a living reminder of the person who passed. But social media is fast becoming an excellent outlet for people that have lost someone and are grieving Download the movie you're opening.

A Facebook group dedicated to the deceased, along with how they died – makes for a great place to spread the word about their death, and to keep people updated on funeral details 렉시오 다운로드. I have a few people in my life that have passed, and there is one Facebook group in particular, where people still post their condolences, kind words and pictures after 3 years 나눔폰트 다운로드.

So there’s no doubt in my mind that social media has evolved into a vital part of the grieving process for friends and family.

What Happens To Your Accounts Once You’re Gone Apache http://?

Facebook: When someone passes on Facebook, you can send a note to the Facebook admin to take down their page, or to keep it in a ‘memorial’ state blob file. Because Facebook is like a public diary, many family members don’t want it to be deleted.

Twitter: You can contact the Twitter admin and request that they take down the user account that won’t be used anymore 소년탐정 김전일. If you don’t want to close your loved one’s Twitter page, there are other options I’ll let you in on below.

Flickr: Unfortunately, for the friends and family of Flickr users, they won’t release any private photos from their site, if a user passes Download Gundam Di Origins 6. The account will remain live and in public for the most part.

Isn’t There a Better Way of Handling This?

The answer is yes 윈10 업데이트. Savvy business people have seen that there is a growing need to safely leave someone your digital information (passwords and logins) after you’ve died. There are several great sites out there today that you can use to ensure that your social profile is handed over to a friend or family member.

One of these sites, Legacy Locker, allows you to protect these online assets of yours for a small fee. If you only want to give someone 3 accounts, then it’s free. You can also check out Entrustet, My Webwill and Assetlock.

If you want to leave your friends and family members a final message from beyond the grave, then you can sign up to ‘Greatgoodbye’ a service that will send one final email to everyone on your list, after your death. Details of your account should go to a trusted source.

These are just some of the ways people are dealing with death on social platforms. Have you heard of any others? Tell me about them here!

About John Souza

John Souza is founder and chief strategist of SMMU and Social Media Impact, and is a bestselling business author. He won the 2011 Tech Marketing Awards ‘Social Media Marketer of the Year’ and most recently the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Online Education Site. John has appeared on The Michael Gerber Show, and his business has been honored at the Mashable Awards, Forbes Business Awards and The Stevie Awards.
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