Cyberspace When You're Dead (via @nytimes)


Wed, Jan 5th, 2011 19:00 by capnasty NEWS

"Suppose you blogged or tweeted about this article, or dashed off a Facebook status update, or uploaded a few snapshots from your iPhone to Flickr," asks this article in The New York Times by Rob Walker, "and then logged off this mortal coil."

"It's now taken for granted that the things we do online are reflections of who we are or announcements of who we wish to be. So what happens to this version of you that you've built with bits? Who will have access to which parts of it, and for how long?"



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