The problem with our afterlives—where ever they may be—, as zombies know too well, is keeping our earthly remains in tact, recognizable and resting in the right places. In Your Digital Afterlife, Evan Carroll and John Romano draw on their years of considering the afterlife of our digital assets from their blog, The Digital Beyond, to help us understand how to leave the digital elements of our pasts to caring curators of our choice. One thing is certain, we'll all need this good advice.”
-Paul Jones, director, ibiblio.org, UNC-Chapel Hill
John Romano and Evan Carroll appeared on CBS Miami discussing Your Digital Afterlife and how individuals should prepare an inventory of their digital assets.
“Files, documents, photos, all kinds of things can be lost immediately,” said John Romano, author of Your Digital Afterlife. “If you don’t leave access to things like e-mail accounts, people may be locked out.”
John Romano and Evan Carroll appeared on ABC 11 WTVD in Raleigh on May 23. They discussed the importance of planning ahead for the disposition of digital assets. You can watch the video below or on ABC 11’s website.
ABC 6 Action News in Philadelphia interviewed John Romano and Evan Carroll thanks to ABC 11 in Raleigh. You can view the story, Preserving your online legacy, even after death, below or on ABC 6’s website.
On the way to Digital Death Day last week, authors Evan Carroll and John Romano stopped by KOMO TV in Seattle to record a segment for their Problem Solvers series. You can watch the segment here or on their website.
Evan drove down to Charlotte, NC to join Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins on WFAE. Attorney James Lamm joined us by telephone for a great discussion on planning for the digital afterlife. You can listen to the program at the Charlotte Talks website.
Good Funeral Guide, a UK-based website reviewed Your Digital Afterlife.
“Your Digital Afterlife is beautifully written – clear, jargon-free, accessible. Its tone is just right, too, companionable, not jokey and joshing nor loftily authoritative. It has opened up a new and important field to me.
I have given you but a taster. I urge you to buy it.”