Planning Your Digital Legacy

Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer

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There’s a growing awareness of our digital legacy – the online footprint we leave behind after we die. I still get birthday notifications for a Facebook friend who passed away four years ago.  While this isn’t distressing for me, I can imagine it may be for close family and friends. The family of another friend who died last year contacted me to ask if I knew how they could gain access to his Facebook account so they could keep it going as a place to honor his memory. After some googling and asking around I found the answer for them.  Things have moved on since then with the announcement last month by Facebook of a “Legacy Contact” – someone who can gain control of your account and memorialize—or delete it in the event you pass away.  Whoever you assign your legacy contact will be able to post things that appear at the top of…

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