What Happens to Our Digital Archive After We Die?

Not to be morbid, but what happens to all our tweets, Facebook posts and other digital content after we die? This was the subject of a TED talk recently by Adam Ostrow, editor-in-chief of Mashable, the online news site covering digital culture, social media and technology.

He noted that all of us are creating a huge personal digital archive that will live on long after we’re gone. There are also sites such as ifidie.net that enable us to record a farewell video that can be posted to Facebook. In effect, all of who are active on social media will live in eternity. Quite a thought.

Here is Adam on this topic:

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