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Social Media Beyond Death - Facebook Legacy Accounts


When my mum passed the single most important thing for me (aside from looking after her affairs) was getting a hold of her family photo albums.  Unfortunately as I was born in an age without cellphones and where camera's were insanely expensive, I had no photo's of my childhood and my family - they all belonged to mum.

Today, printed photo's are going the way of the dinosaur and Facebook is probably your closest thing to a photo album, so the idea that if one the people you care about passes and you could possibly not get access to those precious memories is a frightening one.  Facebook has solved this be creating the Legacy Contact function which will essentially allow you to will your Facebook to someone in the event of your untimely (or timely) demise.  It hasn't been rolled out everywhere yet but if you want to know how to set it up, see this article here.


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