Important info about social media and death

If you (or someone you’re close to) were to die, what would happen to your social media contacts and accounts? The July 3, 2014, NY Times has a useful article on “How to Digitally Avoid Taking It to the Grave.” You should be able to check it out at nytimes.com.

The article includes several tips that I’ve offered in the past, based on what I’ve seen happen to friends and colleagues in similar situations:

Give all your passwords to a trustworthy relative, friend or colleague so they can get access to your accounts, and close them if needed. Some people are OK with leaving things like a Facebook account open after a death, while others find it creepy.

Store the info in a safe deposit box, not on your computer(s).

Include a “digital executor” in your will (you do have a will, right?).

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