Would you want your Facebook page memorialized?

Would you want your Facebook page memorialized?  Would you want it frozen in time forever?  Or would you want it deleted?

As an administrator of a page, I would want my Being Catholic … Really page to continue and my daughter would be the perfect choice to do that if she’s willing.  I don’t really care about my personal page.  My family may or may not want it to remain.

The Chicago Tribune has a column called What’s Your Problem?  They recently did an article on this very subject.  A family was trying to gain access to the Facebook page of their deceased loved one.  The article is not available online unless you have a Digital Plus account, but it is available in the print addition which is where I read it.

In our increasingly digital age we need to consider what will happen to our social media accounts.  We’ve gone beyond just emails in technology.  Even lawyers consider this when writing wills.

When my mother died, I had a house full of the usual “things” to rummage through, but there’s also the paper work.  What do you absolutely have to keep and what do you keep because you’re just not sure what to do with it?

This is just one of the things I’ve hung onto for no real rational reason:


How about you?  Would you want your Facebook page memorialized?  Something to think about if you haven’t already.

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