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  1. DeadSocial Lets Your Zombified Social Networking Accounts Soldier On After You Die

    Let's say you like social networking a lot. Like, a lot. You wouldn't want anything to impede your ability to post Photo Booth pictures to your timeline or tweet out pictures of your breakfast, right? Thanks to DeadSocial, not even death will stand in your way. The new startup will allow users to connect their Google+, Twitter, and Facebook accounts to a calender where they can schedule updates that will issue from beyond the grave, because who doesn't want their zombified social media accounts going around posting stuff on their own, right?

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  2. 1 in 10 Britons Leave Social Networking Passwords in Their Wills

    According to a survey by Goldsmiths at the University of London, 1 in 10 people in the U.K. leave social networking passwords in their will. The survey also showed that more than a quarter of the subjects have digital media (music, videos, etc.) that they feel the need to pass on to family members. Ever since personal computers and digital cameras became household necessities, the days of inheriting photo albums have been essentially over. It's funny to think that the days of inheriting hard drives may have come and gone so fast. Digital inheritance is becoming a bigger and bigger issue, one that is inextricably tied into the right to be forgotten, but also digital immortality. Often Facebook pages of the deceased will turn into digital shrines, but may languish, or be spammed, making it important for someone to still have the password. Also, you may not want that thing around forever, so it's important to have a family member around to save the good stuff and shut it down.

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