What happens when you die???

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  1. Popcorn

    Popcorn Active Member

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    Hello,

    I just had a thought, in the middle of the night I know but hey... what are you going to do, life don't sleep.

    Say you have an e-mail address or a web address. What happens to it when you die. Can you inherit somebody else web space. This is a thought that has never come up, because today we are probably the first generation that is going to have this problem. What do we do with all of our information/data that we have accumulated on the internet over the years. Coming to think about it i would love to leave my web space and address to my kids, that would be cool. Maybe leave them a few surprises in there. Stuff they didn't know or a diary of my life, that they don't get until i'm dead.

    In today's generation online real-estate is big businesses for company's. What would you do if you owed a website, then when you died is just got taken down i know that i wouldn't want that to happened to all the information that i have accumulated over the years.

    Here is a business idea for you start a online real estate life insurance policy. Or high traffic websites could get auctioned off if not left to anybody. Like the do with property and other form of inheritance on a program on BBC call heir hunters

    I bet this today in a way touches some companies, what do they do with all the dead accounts. I suppose its different for businesses who need active members, But i know i would want my blog taking down.

    Anyway tell me your thoughts

    Popcorn
     
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    I think its like anything else, you would have to leave it to someone in your will. If you didn't your website would remain on-line until the hosting bills were not paid or the domain name expired. Even if you did leave your website to someone i guess the next problem is you could have decided that 5 years ago, however I imagine you would have changed all the passwords on it in that time, so even though you have left it to someone its going to be difficult for them to gain access to it.

    Profiles on various websites or services e.g. Xbox Live would be there indefinitely unless the website closes, or inactive accounts are eventually cleaned up.

    On Facebook you have been able to turn a deceased persons profile in to a memorial page for a few years now, so some people have considered this at least.
     
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  3. Popcorn

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    Hmm then maybe you could donate all your online data to psychological area or something that could determine people online habits or something. I know that I want all my organs donating if anything happens to me.
     
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    Either we die and that's the end of it, or we get turned to spirits split to a two-way street (heaven or hell). Like on Supernatural.
     
  5. Popcorn

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    Just an idea that this thread was about your online data
     

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