Resharing from Mastodon because I think some of my #gplusrefugees
friends on #diaspora
have probably been thinking lately about on how/if to preserve their old incarnation. The focus of the attached article is really about the ability to remember someone who has died, but it brings up some good points about the impact of even having a social media footprint to preserve.
Personally, I'm a bit mortified (pardon the play on words) that any of my old social media lives on. It's highly unlikely that I've said anything particularly literary or timeless. Even today, I cringe at the thought of going back to read my old Live Journal posts. That was an anxious, young woman that needed a hug and regular help not driving off of an emotional cliff.
I have no desire to live on in someone's memory as a collection of snapshots. However, I would like a way for my virtual connections to get notified of my demise and have a place to briefly commiserate and pass eCasseroles. But I would want them to remember how I made them feel, overall, or how I helped them. And then I would want them to get on with living.
- 2019-03-07 10:02:54 GMT
I nicked an image for a post I made about 30 minutes ago.
Turns out the source page is a rather good discussion of what happens to your social media content once you die. Should relatives be able to access your content as a means of coming to terms with loss?
The article is almost 5 years old and is rather Facebook centric, but it is still a thought provoking read.