Leaving Behind Your Digital Assets - What You Need To Know

By: Matthew Funeral Home
Monday, February 19, 2018

    With today’s technology, we often leave as great an impact on the digital world as in the physical. Files saved on a computer, social media accounts; from financial accounts to computer games. All of these things, and more, are digital assets we leave behind. What is to become of those assets when you pass?

    Many people have a variety of online accounts and profiles. You may want to establish a way for your online accounts to be deleted or memorialized when you die. You can leave these passwords and instructions with the executor of your Will. There is only one issue with this. Some websites do have Terms of Service Agreements that prohibit the sharing of your password; but many people do it anyway. Odds are, you won’t be persecuted for going onto your deceased family member’s profile upon. But it can be a good idea to leave an executor a password and instructions for your accounts; so that they can show that you approved of their usage.

    Social media websites play an important role in the lives of people of all ages. But what happens when a user dies? Facebook has created a new setting called the “Legacy Contact” for this reason. A Legacy Contact is a person, like a close family member, that is chosen by you. In the event of your passing; your Legacy Contact can tell Facebook that you have died. They will gain minor access, in order to post a memorial message, accept friend requests on your behalf, and even change your profile picture. But that is the only level of access that they gain. This avoids legal issues with Facebook’s Terms of Service Agreement.

 

    For almost 50 years, Matthew Funeral Home has been serving the Staten Island community. We can help with almost every aspect of your loved one’s memorial service. Our family is here to serve yours, every step of the way.

 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Why Making Memories With Your Children Is Important

Spending time with loved ones is important, but making memories that last is even better. By trying to focus on making positive memories with your loved ones, you can make a difference in your life...

Does Meditation Work?

Meditation is often praised as a method for finding balance and serenity. More and more people turn to meditation as a way to find peace in a hectic work-week. Some companies like Google and Apple...

Comfort Food for Grieving Families

When suffering from the loss of a loved one, having a hot, home-cooked meal is probably the last thing on the mind. Thankfully, it is a common practice for friends and family to bring trays of food...

Delivering a Eulogy

When a close family member or friend passes away, the responsibility may fall upon you to give a eulogy. While giving a eulogy is a great way to honor the memory of your loved one, it is no easy ta...

Decorating a Gravesite

When visiting a loved one’s gravesite, it is not uncommon for your family to decorate the plot. There are a number of different ways that you can add to the decor of your loved one’s plot, and pers...

Celebrating the Birthday of a Loved One Who Has Passed

Anniversaries and holidays can be difficult after the passing of a loved one. This can also be true for their birthday. It can be a painful reminder of absence in your life; but also a reminder of...

Ancient Funeral Rites

    Humans have found different ways to honor the dead throughout history. Almost every culture had rites for the dead. The first burial site from paleolithic human cultures is estim...

Ash Scattering Ceremonies: What to Say

It can be hard to come up with a eulogy for a funeral, but many people at least know how one should sound. As many people have less experience with ash scattering ceremonies, it can be harder to r...

LGBTQ+ Rights for Funerals

English poet John Donne once stated, “Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.” While this can be a comforting sentiment, it is important to know your rights, even when...

Matthew Funeral Home Reviewed as Top 3 in NYC

The Scamardella family is proud to announce that Matthew Funeral Home has been named as one of the Top 3 funeral homes in New York City, according to threebestrated.com. We have been proudly servin...