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How Much of Your Life is Online?

Earlier tonight, I posted here on my blog about what to do with your digital assets when you pass away. That’s quite thought-provoking, isn’t it? Think about it. I bet you have a Myspace or Facebook account. You probably have a Twitter account. I *hope* you have a Geeks account. You have email accounts. You have IM accounts. I have no idea what all other websites and forums you might belong to, as well. Face it – your life is online a lot more than you probably realize.

Thinking of our own mortality is not something we generally like to do. I know I don’t, and I’m willing to bet you don’t either. Sadly, it’s a fact of life… we will all die one day. Instead of putting something important off until a tomorrow that may never come, you should do something about it today. Check out that post, and the site that it talks about. Do yourself, your friends, your family and your social contacts a favor, and make the inevitable a little easier for them to manage.

I didn’t only read my own posts today, though. Of course I spent time going through our great community, seeing what all of you are up to. I love doing these roundups, where I can highlight some of the best that’s out there. Make sure you take time to check in on others… and post something great yourself, so that you can be featured next!

How to Save Your Digital Assets When You Die

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Inevitably, we’re not going to be here at some point in time. Death comes to us all. In knowing our own mortality, we can enjoy life while we’re here. What happens to your online self when you pass on, though? I’ve had to deal with online friends who have passed away. Not only is it very upsetting emotionally – it also can be confusing. You still have them as contacts on all of your social sites. You know you should delete them – but you just can’t make yourself. So what should you do to help make this situation easier? What happens to “you” when you pass away?

There’s a service that a friend of mine has created that can help you handle all of this. Legacy Locker is a safe, secure repository for your digital property that lets you grant access to online assets for friends and loved ones in the event of death or disability.

Sign up for an account. This will then become the place that when you’re no longer around, your loved ones (whom you choose) can gain access to your accounts everywhere. They can then take control of your online life… either removing or archiving your content. They can carry out whatever wishes you have about the online content and life you have created.

I want to make sure everything is taken care of the way I want it when I pass on. I have created an account with Legacy Locker, and I have given access to two people that I trust completely to carry out those wishes.

If you click the sign up button, you’ll be taken to the pricing page. You can get a free account that allows you to give access to one person, and store only three assets. We all have a lot more than three! You can choose to pay a yearly subscription at about $30.00. Or… you can choose to pay a one-time fee of $299.00 – and have this service for life. Think about it… do the math… that’s a good deal.

It’s even better if you sign up and use coupon code chrispirillo. In that case, you’ll save $50.00!! That’s one heck of a deal.

If you haven’t taken a look at this yet, I really think that you should. You never know what can or will happen tomorrow.

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