Managing your digital legacy: new facebook legacy support

digital legacy

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Julie Hutchison

25th February 2014 at 2:31pm

So much of what we do now is in virtual space. Today, we create and scatter our thoughts, photos, and videos widely through a whole range of websites. So what happens to all this when someone passes on? How do we hold on to these memories? How do we manage the digital legacy of a loved one?

Well, there’s been another development in the area of digital legacy.

Facebook have been thinking about and working on better ways for people to remember loved ones.  And, based on customer feedback, they’ve now released a new function which enhances how it preserves the legacy of facebook users who’ve died. Facebook have been thinking about and working on better ways for people to remember loved ones.  And, based on customer feedback, they’ve now released a new function which enhances how it preserves the legacy of facebook users who’ve died.

To get some more background and details on how this policy will work, it’s worth having a look at the useful page created by their Community Operations Team. It includes a new process about how videos can be requested.

It’s an area that I’ve touched on in the past and for more information on this digital legacy theme, see my previous blogs which look at practical issues affecting our online life, including photos, music and e-books.

And also Google’s Inactive Account Manager facility.

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