59% of us have 'viewed a social media account of a friend or family member after they had died' - Digital Death Survey 2014
Social media has changed the way in which we communicate with one another and remember the deceased forever. Our social media profiles are part of our Digital footprint to form our digital legacy when we die. Our social networking accounts will become a place for friends and family members to visit, reminisce and remember. Messages of condolences are also be likely to be left.
Social Media Guides for dealing with death
Each social network has its own rules, regulations and processes when dealing with death. We have provided step by step guides and tutorials to help you manage, maintain, transfer information or even delete individual accounts.
There isn't a best way or 'best practice' to follow when preparing for death on social media sites. DeadSocial aim to educate and provide tools to help cater for each individual's needs. Click on any of the logos below to read the relevant tutorial.
Support for those left behind
Paid for social media and digital legacy tools
There are an increasing number of paid for services to help you store, download and manage both your digital media and digital legacy. These services charge a monthly or yearly fee. They tend to fragment and disperse your content further and increase the complexities around backing up your files and passing it over to your next of kin. Many of these can ironically hinder both the management of your digital content and your digital legacy.
We are committed to educating and empowering each individual with both knowledge and tools to make life (and death) easier. We do this by a number of ways, however transparency and education form a large part of what we do.
"If someone you care about passes away how important is it for you to be able to view their social media accounts?"
Data attained from the Digital Death Survey 2014.
Preparing for death on social media sites
- Full Facebook Guide
- Full Twitter Guide
- Full Instagram Guide
- Full Linkedin Guide
- Full Google+ Guide
- Websites & Blogs Guide
Downloading your media & data from social networks
To view a list displaying all of our tutorials and resources visit: www.deadsocial.org/resources
62% of us consider being able to access a deceased friend or family member's social media accounts 'important' or 'very important'
- Digital Death Survey 2014