Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dealing With Digital Legacies After Users Die

VOA Learning English: Dealing With Digital Legacies After Users Die

...Some businesses now are offering people a way to control what happens to their online information after they die. One way to do this is to place your online accounts and passwords in a digital storage area. You give the owners of the area orders about which information to destroy and which to give others when you die. Mark Plattner was one of Mac Tonnies' friends. He recently used a program called Sitesucker to download Mac's blog. He then uploaded a copy of the blog to a new web site under his control. Mark Plattner says we should all plan our own digital legacy. He says "don't be passive -- get to work on your online afterlife now." (Adapted from a VOA radio program broadcast 23 Ju l2012)

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