My online presence will live forever – my online presence never dies.
Have you thought about what happens to our online presence once we have left this world?
Online presence: what happens to these when we are gone?
I have a Facebook account and a Twitter account and a Tumblr account and a YouTube account. I have a Tripit account and another website currently parked – not being used at the moment but does include quite a bit of data. I also have a WordPress account with a blogsite that includes writings, posts and pictures and media files of me and my life.
What happens to this online presence once I have left this world?
Will my online presence live forever – will my online presence die?
I have all the necessary documents prepared for when my life ends. I have the Will, I have the instructions upon my death, it is all prepared. The instructions state to delete all my online presence and to wipe away my existence. First I think about, will this actually occur. After all I am assuming whoever is left with this responsibility will actually delete my online presence.
Then I think about, if they actually delete my online presence, is it really deleted? I assume, my online presence will be deleted someday. I am hoping who is responsible for this follows through with my wishes.
But am I really deleted from online forever, never to have existed? I really do not think so – I am there somewhere filed away in terabytes of data. Maybe someday I will show up again or maybe just left there never to be seen or read or listened to again. Why do I care, if I am already gone from this world? After all I am dead, why do I care that I still live in the online presence world?
In my post ‘Legacy‘, I concluded with the following –
The book will most likely never be written, and I am okay with this realization – my autobiography, my memoir is this blog.
This blog is what I want to leave as a legacy; to my kids or whoever else is interested in reading about me and my life.
In today’s post, I conclude with the following –
I am not sure why I waste my mind on thinking about what will happen with this blog once my life has ended. Why do I really care? Part of me wants to leave something behind, a reminder I guess that I was here. Part of me wants to leave nothing behind, as if I were never here. This battle in my brain, in my mind is a struggle between my existence being one of worth or one of waste.
Why would I want to leave an online presence, an existence that was a waste? Then again, that online presence, and existence may be worth something to someone, someday.