Digital Legacy: A Comprehensive Guide
Welcome to our blog index! Here you will find a list of all our articles on the topic of digital legacy. Our articles cover a range of topics related to managing your digital assets and legacy, including social media accounts, online financial accounts, and digital files.
We understand the importance of digital legacy, and we believe that it is essential to have the right information to make informed decisions. Our articles aim to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to manage your digital legacy effectively.
Browse through our list of articles below to find the information you need. We hope that our articles will help you to navigate the complex world of digital legacy and to plan for the future of your digital assets.
The Ethics of Digital Legacy: Balancing Privacy and Transparency
- May 26, 2023
This document discusses the ethical implications of digital legacy, highlights the importance of digital estate planning, and emphasizes the need for legal and financial professionals to navigate the legal and ethical complexities surrounding digital legacy.
What You Need to Know About Digital Legacy Planning
- May 20, 2023
This document emphasizes the importance of digital legacy planning. By creating a plan, you can ensure that your digital assets are managed according to your wishes and make things easier for your loved ones. It's essential to update your plan regularly.
What Happens to Your Online Accounts When You Die?
- May 04, 2023
This document stresses the importance of digital assets in estate planning. It discusses how to manage digital assets after death, including assigning someone to manage them, updating estate plans, and complying with state laws. By doing so, individuals can ensure that their digital legacy is preserved and managed according to their wishes.
The Pros and Cons of Digital Afterlife Services
- April 30, 2023
Preserving Your Social Media Profiles After You're Gone
- April 27, 2023
This document emphasizes the importance of preserving social media profiles after a person passes away. It provides tips on how to preserve profiles, such as designating a digital executor, choosing a legacy contact, and using third-party services. Planning for digital legacy can make a lasting impact.
How to Choose a Digital Executor or Trustee for Your Digital Legacy
- April 20, 2023
This post explains the importance of choosing a digital executor to manage your digital assets after your death. It highlights factors to consider, such as trustworthiness and tech-savviness, and stresses the importance of clear communication.
The Importance of Creating a Digital Will for Your Online Accounts
- April 13, 2023
Creating a digital will is important to protect your digital assets, manage your digital presence, and ensure your legacy. It specifies who will control your accounts, what should happen to your digital assets, and how your digital presence should be handled.
Digital Estate Planning: Protecting Your Digital Assets for the Future
- April 06, 2023
This document highlights the significance of digital estate planning in our current era. It outlines steps to take in planning your digital estate, such as creating an inventory of your digital assets, determining who will have access to them, outlining how to manage them, and securely storing your digital estate plan. By incorporating digital estate planning into your overall estate planning process, you can protect your legacy and guarantee that your loved ones will have access to your digital assets in the future..
Preserving Memories: The Importance of Digital Legacy in the Wake of the Nashville School Shooting
- March 28, 2023
In the aftermath of the tragic Nashville school shooting, it is crucial to recognize the importance of digital legacy. Digital legacy refers to the digital assets and data that we accumulate throughout our lives, and it has become an integral part of how we remember and honor those who have passed away.
Digital Legacy: How to Manage Your Online Presence After Death
- March 20, 2023
This document discusses the importance of managing your digital legacy after death. It outlines steps to identify your digital assets, appoint a digital executor, and plan your digital legacy. By communicating your wishes and taking steps to manage your online presence, you can ensure that your digital legacy reflects your values and memories after you pass away.
- May 26, 2017
“I’m always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I’m listening to it.” George Carlin What an honor it is to be asked to give the eulogy at a loved one’s funeral. However, when the time comes to fill solemnity with spoken memories, most of us experience a brain freeze. We find ourselves at a loss of how to convey the right sentiment and gratitude while addressing funeral guests. It is very difficult to speak deeper feelings without hitting too close to home and exposing our soft underbellies, which may not be appropriate depending on the specific situation.
Funeral flowers meaning
- April 12, 2017
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia gives a monologue containing the names of plants and flowers which are rich with symbolism. She does so while grieving her unquestionable loss. Ophelia. There's rosemary, that's for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember. And there is pansies, that's for thoughts... There's fennel for you, and columbines. There's rue for you, and here's some for me. We may call it herb of grace o' Sundays. O, you must wear your rue with a difference! There's a daisy. I would give you some violets, but they wither'd all when my father died. They say he made a good end. [sings]For bonny sweet Robin is all my joy.
Documents to leave before you die
- April 07, 2016
When you die, your loved ones will face moving on through life without your physical presence. Usually there is initial shock accompanied by a series of important decisions to make. Your loved ones will want to make the right decisions—the choices that will please you the most. Of course, you will want them to have an easy time of it. No matter what, there will be a lot to make arrangements for.
The future of memory
- March 30, 2016
In the movie Final Cut, Robin Williams plays Alan Hakman, a man who edits memories for living. The premise is set in the future. Technology has advanced and allows implanted devices to record all the scenes in one’s life. When someone dies, Hakman downloads the memories and carefully edits them to compose a film which is shown at their funeral. Of course, only the best memories are depicted, while Hakman cuts the rest out. Hakman has sworn secrecy to the powers that be.
The 4 important will information you need to know
- December 10, 2015
Theirs is a chill in the air and the days are getting shorter. The harvest has been brought in and leaves are changing colors. We are on the verge of the holiday season and ready to celebrate with our family and friends. This is the time when you might see Uncle Joe and Aunt Edna for Christmas. Or perhaps all of your adult children will be together under one roof for Thanksgiving. Here are 4 important will information you need to know.
Eliminate skeletons after you die
- December 07, 2015
In 2015 the users of Ashley Madison, a not so discreet dating service for married persons who want to cheat on their spouse, was hacked resulting in family turmoil, divorce and even suicide. The hackers exposed approximately 33 million site users. The fall-out for families has the potential to ruin relationships with spouses and children. As is always the case, the children will suffer the most. However, spouses, friends and coworker relationships will change as well.
Protect bank accounts
- November 30, 2015
The ways in which we connect and communicate online has transformed our very existence. In fact, you may have raised an eyebrow or two when you recognized and acknowledged your dependence on the internet. From your computer desk you can purchase holiday gifts, pay your electric bill, research vacation spots, chat with fellow hobbyists and/or read newspapers articles from around the world. Many people bank and budget online as well. However, every time you register with sites, enter your user name and choose a password, you leave digital fingerprints. The question is, “What happens to all the information left online when I die?” In the same way technology has changed life, the internet has changed death.
Keeping Personal Information Private
- November 23, 2015
In the movie Final Cut, Robin Williams plays Alan Hakman, a man who edits memories for a living. The premise is set in the future. Technology has advanced and allows implanted devices to record all the scenes in one’s life. When someone dies, Hakman downloads the memories and carefully edits them to compose a film which is shown at their funeral. Of course, only the best memories are depicted, while Hakman cuts the rest out.
Day of the dead
- November 16, 2015
Death is a fascinating part of life. So much of our history, literature and art contemplate the perplexing complication of it all. Ancient traditions have come down through the ages and mingled with religious belief to create commemorative events. One such festival is El Dia de los Muerto, or Day of the Dead. Considered a public holiday in Mexico and Brazil, Day of the Dead is observed October 31-November 2. Day of the Dead originated from an Aztec harvest celebration. Goddess Mictecacihuatl, or the Lady of the Dead, presided over this harvest festival, which adapted to coincide with All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Aspects of the original festival include welcoming the spirits of deceased children (angelitos) on October 31. This is when the children are allowed to come back from the dead to visit with their living parents. On November 2, the spirits of adults return to visit. The belief is that the festivities reaffirm ties between the living and dead, solidifying their dependence on one another. Toys, trinkets and candy are left at the graves of the child spirits, while liquor, fruit and tortillas are left for the adults. The living bake “pan de muerto” or bread of the dead. They mold the dough into skull shapes and use icing to spell out the names of the deceased. The Day of the Dead and other similar holidays around the world show how connected we all are to the spirits of our loved ones who have passed away. Built into our humanity is our respect and regard for all of our loved ones, both living and dead. Providing our stories and expressing our final wishes is an important part of our lives. Let WillBox.me help you will all of your digital afterlife, online legacy, electronic will and virtual safe deposit box needs. Now is always the best time to begin. November 16, 2015 Return to the guides index
Preparing Your Digital Legacy
- November 05, 2015
Social media continues to evolve your way to experience life’s aspects. This is why digital legacy is becoming more important day after day. Lately, the spotlight has turned on mourning and memorializing those who have passed on. Technology in changing how we experience death. Social media is now a place to grieve for those we have lost.
Holidays honoring dead
- October 25, 2015
Death is a fascinating part of life. So much of our history, literature and art contemplate the perplexing complication of it all. Ancient traditions have come down through the ages and mingled with religious belief to create commemorative events which continue on.