I made a posting not long ago about a service being setup in Sweden to manage your virtual identity after you die. Almost like a virtual mortuary 🙂
My hard copy of Wired magazine edition for March arrived this week and lo behold was a whole page dedicated to these type of services. A really cool written article, the three companies mentioned were: AssetLock.net, Legacy Locker, and Deathswitch.com. There is also some service that keeps your digital self in some perpetual state. Capping IT off blog have touched on this in a short post, i.e. to live forever digitally and the behaviour of your digital existence is based upon parameters gathered during your existence by your chosen ‘digital immortality’ service 😉
New business is booming in the virtual online worlds, with new needs surfacing as the needs of the physical world are found to be lacking online in the virtual world. One of these is a demand for a third party to take care of a person’s online identity and reputation after they have died. There is a new start-up for example in Sweden called “webwill” that are specialised in cleaning up after death. Even though clearly this type of effort could be done by some person near and dear to the deceased, by using an objective third-party, one can leave effectively a ‘will’ on how one would be seen by their children, grand-children etc., in their online persona after they have moved on to the other not so physical or virtual world 🙂
Webwill offer you the opportunity to take control of your life after you die. So think about this, check it out, it is quite interesting. Website is in both Swedish and English.