Everyone Coredumps<br />Dylan Wilbanks<br />December 2009<br />
What should you do when someone you know suffers a loss?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/cindy47452/2094257984/<br />
“I’m (very |so )?sorry.”<br />
“How can I help you?”(and then HELP THEM)<br />
LISTEN.<br />
NEVER make a speech.<br />
NEVER try to push the grieving process along. <br />
NEVER comment on the deceased’s relationship with any deities.<br />
Dealing with your virtual life after death<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/auntiep/470551912/<br />
Websites may be leased space, but content is sticky.Blog comments, social media accounts, Usenet posts, etc. will outlast ...
Remember your virtual life in your will<br />
Remember your online life in your will<br />State in your will or in a codicil:<br />Where your sites and accounts are<br ...
Remember your online life in your will<br />If you want to keep sites running, set money aside for that in your will<br />
Remember your online life in your will<br />Keep passwords written somewhere safe (e.g. safe deposit box) + say where they...
Your body?<br />That’s up to you<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/dylanw/356676422/<br />
Unfortunately, most states ban a full Viking funeral.<br />
Summary<br />“I’m sorry” is all you have to say<br />Listen, offer help – look for ways to help<br />No speeches! It’s not...
Summary<br />Decide if you want your sites/accounts to continue after your death<br />State your decision in your will<br ...
Thank You<br />Dylan Wilbanks<br />Twitter: @dylanw<br />Website: dylanwilbanks.com<br />LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com...
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My talk for Ignite Seattle 8 on what to do when someone dies and how to preserve your online life. With color plates.

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  1. 1. Everyone Coredumps<br />Dylan Wilbanks<br />December 2009<br />
  2. 2. What should you do when someone you know suffers a loss?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/cindy47452/2094257984/<br />
  3. 3. “I’m (very |so )?sorry.”<br />
  4. 4. “How can I help you?”(and then HELP THEM)<br />
  5. 5. LISTEN.<br />
  6. 6. NEVER make a speech.<br />
  7. 7. NEVER try to push the grieving process along. <br />
  8. 8. NEVER comment on the deceased’s relationship with any deities.<br />
  9. 9. Dealing with your virtual life after death<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/auntiep/470551912/<br />
  10. 10. Websites may be leased space, but content is sticky.Blog comments, social media accounts, Usenet posts, etc. will outlast you.<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Remember your virtual life in your will<br />
  13. 13. Remember your online life in your will<br />State in your will or in a codicil:<br />Where your sites and accounts are<br />Whether to keep them running or delete them<br />
  14. 14. Remember your online life in your will<br />If you want to keep sites running, set money aside for that in your will<br />
  15. 15. Remember your online life in your will<br />Keep passwords written somewhere safe (e.g. safe deposit box) + say where they are in will<br />
  16. 16. Your body?<br />That’s up to you<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/dylanw/356676422/<br />
  17. 17. Unfortunately, most states ban a full Viking funeral.<br />
  18. 18. Summary<br />“I’m sorry” is all you have to say<br />Listen, offer help – look for ways to help<br />No speeches! It’s not about you<br />
  19. 19. Summary<br />Decide if you want your sites/accounts to continue after your death<br />State your decision in your will<br />Keep your info somewhere safe for your executors to access<br />
  20. 20. Thank You<br />Dylan Wilbanks<br />Twitter: @dylanw<br />Website: dylanwilbanks.com<br />LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dylanwilbanks<br />Facebook: I’m there too<br />Foursquare: Sure, whatever<br />
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