If you died next week, what would become of all the stuff in your Facebook account, your Yahoo e-mail, or the photos you have on Flickr? Would your loved ones get access to that material? Would you want them to?
I explore some of those questions on Fresh Air today with Evan Carroll and John Romano, two technology geeks who’ve written a book called Your Digital Afterlife.
Listen and they’ll try and convince you that you need to name a digital executor, and tell you about companies that are already offering services in this field, like DigitalEstateServices.com.
You can hear the show at 3 and 10 p.m. on 91FM. If you’re outside the Philly area, find a station here.
UPDATE: Plans at Fresh Air have changed. My digital afterlife interview is not airing today. I’ll let you know when it’s re-scheduled. Today’s show will feature composer Allen Shawn, and a re-broadcast of Terry’s 1997 interview with actor Peter, Postlethwaite, who died yesterday.