Nowadays we live a large part of our lives online, but what happens to our digital identity after we are gone? Five years ago we wrote about a tech startup that serves your online wishes after dead. The company MyWebwill helped you to manage your digital afterlife. Unfortunately the company itself has now deceased.
For 300 euro, subscribers could set up a ‘lifetime lasting’ digital will with directions on what should happen to their e-mail and social network accounts after death. There is no data available on the amount of people that bought a subscription. Presumably, not enough, as the domain name of the precious Webwill company is now for sale for a meager $1,295.
This ironic event teaches us that 1. Nothing is forever and 2. Some of the digital structures may last shorter than we expect. In fact we might be living in the least documented era in human history. On the up side: recently Facebook added a new feature that allows users to add a legacy contact: a trusted person that will get access and manage the deceased’s profile.