If there’s one thing that’s certain in life, it’s the fact that one day, regardless of whether you’d like to or not, you will die. A decade ago, sorting out your affairs would have involved a person in a suit, holding your last will and testament while your loved ones silently mourn your passing.
Today, all that aside, you have a variety of media and dozens of online profiles to keep in mind, and your loved ones have to deal with every Tom, Dick and Harry who knew you (or an avatar or username of yours) who wish to pay their respects to the person you were.
If taking over your life wasn’t enough, the Digital Age clings onto your coattails on your way to the afterlife, like your own personal little demon looking for a ride into paradise.
But analogies aside, with 2,405,518,376 internet users around the world (and counting), out of which more than 1.4 billion are on Facebook and other social networking websites, one must face the inescapable truth: “You have a digital side, which deserves closure too”.
- Passwords for your several widespread social avatars.
- Passwords for PayPal accounts, Europay accounts, and other net banking/ internet finance-based accounts.
- Backup details – You may have backed up your greatest memories, cherished videos and other relevant data somewhere. Maybe on a physical hard drive, or maybe even on a password-protected cloud server.
- Blog info and your online legacy – For all you online writers and bloggers out there who don’t intend to let all your hard work go unappreciated, even after you pass away. Remember to leave your content in the hands of someone you trust to continue the legacy you created.
- Skeletons in your closet. Okay, maybe not a dead body. Maybe just digital proof that you killed someone. Or on a less dramatic note, possibly all that ‘tongue-in-cheek’ content you have hidden away for a rainy day that you wouldn’t want people other than a select few to see.
- All those Steam/Desura/UPlay/Origin games you bought. I mean really, write them off, please. (P.S: Team Digit will take all you have and remember you very fondly for it).