DTNS 2428 – Death, Taxes and Now Facebook

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comSarah Lane is on the show and we’ll talk about Facebook’s new options for managing your Facebook account after you’re dead. How much should you plan for your post-mortem social life?


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Show Notes

Today’s guest:  Sarah Lane! Executive Producer, Video at TechCrunch and host of iPad Today


Facebook announced today a new feature you can add to your account for after you’re dead. Up until now once Facebook confirmed a user had passed on, they would freeze the account. Now you can assign a ‘legacy contact’ who can write a post for the top of your timeline, change that embaarassing meme photo you were using as your profile picture and, if you pre-approve them, download an archive of your posts and photos. On the opposite end you can also now choose to have your account permanently deleted after you cease to be.

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