One and a half million Facebook users die each year, reports this PcPro article. Twitter faces a similar mortality rate. It's a growing problem for the social-networking sites -- and often even more so for the relatives left behind.
The two main social networks may be addressing the issue, but they are only a small part of peoples' online footprint. Sorting out all the loose ends online can be complicated, which is why companies such as Legacy Locker have found a niche, by providing a service that treats online assets in the same way that a will covers offline provision.
"Today, you get a shoe box full of pictures, tomorrow you will get a Flickr account," said Legacy Locker CEO, Jeremy Toeman in his blog. "Today, you get a diary, tomorrow you will get a blog."
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|"I wish that I had let myself be happier."|
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|"It’s appealing to imagine a world where artificial wombs grow babies."|
|"Frozen brains could be thawed and inserted into a donor body."|
|"Academics who study basic income said the pilot gives a chance to see how the idea plays in a changed economy."|
|"You look in the mirror and see your body and your face and you think that’s you—but that’s really just the machine you’re riding in."|
|"This created a bubble, and like housing, that bubble has now burst."|
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|Where AI is Currently At|
|"Super-detailed scans of actual human brains that run as models on computers"|
|"A spacecraft may be possible that could maintain a steady acceleration into and through interstellar space without the need to carry along propellants."|
|"John Deere is the largest operator of autonomous vehicles."|