Legacy 2.0: the democratization of history and the future of stories

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This is the presentation I gave in San Antonio on March 12, 2010 on the role of the crematory, cemetery and funeral association in preserving, navigating and helping us discover our digital legacies.

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Legacy 2.0: the democratization of history and the future of stories

  1. legacy 2.0 the democratization of history and future of stories... by: tara ‘missrogue’ hunt
  2. legacy: what we are remembered for (and by whom)
  3. the history of legacy
  4. democratized
  5. inaccessible
  6. “Let me imagine...what would have happened had Shakespeare had a wonderfully gifted sister, called Judith, let us say.”
  7. more accessible
  8. democratized
  9. “we’re writing our histories one blog post at a time.” David Weinberger, 2004
  10. twitter 18m + estimated ‘users’ 57% women 35-54 year olds represent the largest twitter population 50 million tweets sent per day ~75M unique visits to twitter.com in January 2010 75% all Twitter activity comes from 5% of users 94% of Twitter users have <100 followers 92% follow <100 others stats from: eMarketer Aug09, Harvard Study June09, Brian Solis Oct09, ComScore Sep09
  11. date: March 4, 2010 @7:55pm by @bitstrategist at http://twitpic.com/16n7gp
  12. facebook >400m + estimated active ‘users’ 3.5 million events created each month 35 million users update their status daily 5 billion pieces of content shared each week 60 million status updates posted every day 3 billion photos are posted every month stats from: Facebook public Statistics March 2010
  13. social networks SN’s more popular than email (67% - 65%) Women are more active in most SN’s (avg 53%) Social networks are more popular than porn Social networks are likely to overtake search soon Amount of time spent on FB increased 566% in 09 stats from: Neilsen Mar09,
  14. twitter: ~32,000 facebook: 3,900 flickr: 1,000+ foursquare: 2,050 blippy: 122
  15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/anonymous9000/4281777022
  16. 15 in this future, we’ll all be famous for 15 people...
  17. perception world events (context) memory (story) experience (feeling) complex history
  18. feelings what I’m experiencing now
  19. stories what happened to me
  20. homelessness
  21. living thru war
  22. motherhood
  23. aging
  24. bacon
  25. context what was going on in the world
  26. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/12/27/opinion/28opchart.html world events
  27. #hashtags
  28. memes
  29. rickrolling
  30. “lipstick on a pig”
  31. perception how others saw it
  32. authenticity
  33. honesty
  34. opinion
  35. whuffie
  36. I ‘Googled’ TM you
  37. 0010001100101011100100110100101101110011001 1100100000011010010110111000100000011101110 1101000011000010111010000100000011011010110 data rich 0001011011100110111001100101011100100010000 0011010010111010000100000011011110111000001 1001010111001001100001011101000110010101110 0110010000001101001011011100010000001110011 0110111101101101011001010010000001110000011 0000101110010011101000110100101100011011101 histories 0101101100011000010111001000100000011011010 1100001011011100111010101100110011000010110 0011011101000111010101110010011001010111001 1001011100010000001001001011101000010000001 1010010111001100100000011000110110111101101 1010110110101101111011011100110110001111001 0010000001110011011101010111000001110000011 0111101110011011001010110010000100000011101
  38. me } we
  39. personal legacy http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewtopia/3355277605/
  40. when I die, what will become of my legacy?
  41. ? http://www.flickr.com/photos/stabilo-boss/101793493/
  42. digital executor credit to: Adele Mcalear, http://www.deathanddigitallegacy.com/
  43. generational legacy http://www.flickr.com/photos/envios/519041281/
  44. we are writing our history 1 blog post, tweet, photo, video, poke and so on at a time...
  45. diversity
  46. 3D history books?
  47. “A local legend around Salt Lake City. No one is sure what it means that this woman was "Victim of the Beast 666" but many have tried to find out!” http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomigraphics/1351654737/
  48. possibility
  49. preserve
  50. navigate http://www.flickr.com/photos/geebee2007/3516653918/
  51. create more of this?
  52. discover http://www.flickr.com/photos/nedtrifle/2459202797/
  53. augmented reality exists
  54. legacy 2.0: bringing the content in the digital world into the physical world to preserve, navigate and discover lives & legacies...
  55. tara ‘missrogue’ hunt horsepigcow@gmail.com 514-679-2951 twitter: @missrogue skype: sanfranrogue http://www.horsepigcow.com http://www.thewhuffiefactor.com
  56. http://www.slideshare.net/missrogue images from: http://www.shutterstock.com, http://www.istockphoto.com (unless marked from Flickr.com)

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