Time to Update My Will With My Social Last Wishes

Social Media

memoriamSome day I will tweet my last tweet and post my final Facebook status update. And it made me realize I need to update my will.

I’m not planning on dying any time soon, but you never know.

My will was created years ago…long before social media arrived. Chances are it’s the same with you. And I realized the other day when I went into my Excel spreadsheet of passwords, which is quickly approaching 100+, that all those accounts will have to be dealt with if I get hit by a bus.

My poor children will have a job and a half dealing with 100 accounts. But there is nothing sadder than getting LinkedIn updates for a work anniversary of a co-worker who has passed.

And I don’t want my kids posting on Facebook that I’ve died and creating some virtual funeral of sorts. And yes, there is a way to stream your funeral online so distant friends and family come see you interred. I don’t want that. So I’m going to add to my last wishes how I want my social channels closed down. I might even consider creating a special jpg they can post and leave up for a short period so everyone knows I’m gone.

I do think the whole QR code on your tombstone is interesting. It’s a great way to give people a glimpse into your life and it can link to photos and videos.

Anyway, it’s time to update the will to include my “social last wishes.”  Tweet with you on the other side!



One Response to “Time to Update My Will With My Social Last Wishes”

  1. I never thought about that…the LinkedIn anniversary updates after the fact, your birthday coming up on Facebook events when you’re no longer around. It’s a whole new (tech) world out there.

    Bicultural Mama
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