We keep a lot of our lives online without realising it. Email, e-Books, music libraries, document storage, our family photos and long distance friendships mostly live online. The Internet is a part of our lives. And so is death.
It’s not something we like to talk about, but we’re all going to die. So what happens to all our Internet stuff in the event of our death?
InternetNZ has since put together a one-page recourse. It explains why this stuff is important to think about now, has a handy checklist so you can start being prepared and links to some more resources should you want more information. This resource is here to help you organise your online assets now, and save your loved ones a lot of time and hassle after the event of your death.
When people have ‘real life’ assets– like houses, savings accounts and cars – we think about what will happen to them after we’re gone. But do we think about our digital assets? What about all your music? Your iCloud, DropBox or OneDrive subscriptions are great, but what happens when your subscription runs out? Will your family be able to recover important records?
Getting your Facebook, Twitter, Trade Me, Instagram, Amazon and iTunes accounts sorted isn’t as simple as your family emailing the company and advising of your death. You need to plan ahead so your loved ones know what you want to happen with your digital legacy.