Simcoe County OGS - Death and Digital Legacy

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This is my presentation to the Ontario Genealogical Society, Simcoe County branch on June 5, 2010. It discusses Death and Digital Legacy as it relates to genealogists.

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Simcoe County OGS - Death and Digital Legacy

  1. 1. Simcoe County OGS - June 5, 2010 Death and Digital Legacy Presented by: Adele McAlear @AdeleMcAlear | @DigitalLegacy adele@DeathandDigitalLegacy.com DeathandDigitalLegacy.com
  2. 2. Intro I help people understand the digital world. Social media early adopter. Integrated marketing consultant. Digital legacy speaker.
  3. 3. Death That’s a bit morbid, isn’t it? http://www.flickr.com/photos/tstadler/393482519/
  4. 4. What to Expect Quick history review Some mind boggling stats Mac’s Story Action points Wrap up / Q&A http://www.flickr.com/photos/tstadler/393482519/
  5. 5. A Little History 30,000 years ago --> for public use http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lascaux-aurochs.jpg
  6. 6. A Little History 30,000 years ago --> for public use 2,100 years ago --> wealthy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lascaux-aurochs.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Weighing_of_the_heart3.jpg
  7. 7. A Little History 30,000 years ago --> for public use 2,100 years ago --> wealthy 600 years ago --> clergy/wealthy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lascaux-aurochs.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Weighing_of_the_heart3.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Illuminated.bible.closeup.arp.jpg
  8. 8. A Little History 574 years ago --> mass media is born http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Printer_in_1568-ce.png
  9. 9. A Little History 110 years ago --> snapshot photography is born http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brownie2_overview.jpg
  10. 10. A Little History 110 years ago --> snapshot photography is born 78 years ago --> home movies become affordable http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brownie2_overview.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_garland/3197568476/
  11. 11. Physical Assets http://rootsnleaves.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-uncle-ralph- never-wrote-to-me.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdorfman/15846725/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolbrowne/2184235729/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/307113147/
  12. 12. Digital Dominance The Internet started being widely used by the public only 15 years ago.
  13. 13. Digital Dominance Estimated 150 million blogs 234 million web sites 105 million Twitter users 400 million Facebook users http://hattrickassociates.com/professionalbloggingservices/everything-counts/ http://royal.pingdom.com/2010/01/22/internet-2009-in-numbers/ http://www.adelemcalear.com/2010/04/14/chirp-twitter-conference-full-of-developments/ http://www.insidefacebook.com/2010/05/17/does-facebook-traffic-data-show-any-fallout-from-privacy-issues/
  14. 14. Digital Dominance 200 Billion emails are sent every day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8&NR=1
  15. 15. Digital Dominance 200 Billion emails are sent every day. (90% are spam.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8&NR=1
  16. 16. Digital Dominance 4 billion photos hosted by 30 billion photos per year uploaded to http://royal.pingdom.com/2010/01/22/internet-2009-in-numbers/
  17. 17. Digital Dominance In 4.5 years, YouTube became the 2nd largest search engine and housed over 100 million videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM-kGGURWCE
  18. 18. Digital Dominance In 4.5 years, YouTube became the 2nd largest search engine and housed over 100 million videos It would take 28 years without sleeping to watch the video uploaded to YouTube this week http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM-kGGURWCE
  19. 19. Digital Assets http://rootsnleaves.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-uncle-ralph- never-wrote-to-me.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdorfman/15846725/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolbrowne/2184235729/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/307113147/
  20. 20. The Future “More data will be created in the next four years than in the history of the planet.” Mark Hurd CEO, Hewlett-Packard June 2009 http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_coming_data_explosion.php
  21. 21. Where Are You?
  22. 22. Meet Mac Tonnies • Published Author • Futurist • Speaker • Blogger • Twitter faithful • Barista • Cat lover (Spook & Ebe) • Fascination for Mars • Fortean (interest in anomalous phenomena)
  23. 23. Mac’s Digital Footprint Frequent guest on audio podcasts,video shows and numerous blogs
  24. 24. Sunday, October 18
  25. 25. Absent
  26. 26. Discovery
  27. 27. Shock & Grief
  28. 28. Family
  29. 29. Saving Work
  30. 30. Digital Files
  31. 31. Paid Services MacTonnies.com
  32. 32. Online Income
  33. 33. Digital vs. Analog Life
  34. 34. Now what? If you put things on the web what should you do with your own accounts today to prepare for the future ?
  35. 35. What About Your Family? Does your family know about your life online?
  36. 36. Who’s Key Online? Who is important to you online? Who can inform your community?
  37. 37. Money In/Money Out Income Services Paid Services
  38. 38. Accounts/Passwords?
  39. 39. Digital Executor Consider appointing a Digital Executor to take care of your wishes. Let them know where to find your information.
  40. 40. How to Hand it Over No Tech Low Tech Mid Tech Freemium Services
  41. 41. Start Now Talk to your family and friends about it. Today.
  42. 42. Accessing Online Data Do you have the password to their email account? Their computer? Do you know where to find their online accounts?
  43. 43. Policies
  44. 44. History on Twitter
  45. 45. History on Twitter
  46. 46. History on Twitter
  47. 47. History on Twitter
  48. 48. History on Twitter
  49. 49. Q&A Digital Legacy
  50. 50. Share Your Story http://DeathAndDigitalLegacy.com Twitter: @DigitalLegacy adele@DeathandDigitalLegacy.com Other: Twitter: @AdeleMcAlear Blog: adelemcalear.com Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada adele@mcalearmarketing.com

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