What Happens When You Die?
So, you take a lot of photographs and you put them online on sites like Flickr for others to see and safely store them away somewhere in the cloud?
That’s good, you know where they are, you can log in, you can easily access, re-download and redistribute via the net, but have you ever thought what might happen to your precious images when you die?
It’s going to happen at some point lets face it. Your direct debits are cancelled, your 500 PX site gets neglected, the same with Flickr, and maybe your website too, your accounts gets suspended, and then what? Pfft…gone, all those moments, deleted or inaccessible.
You didn’t give your loved ones the passwords to your online storage or your Facebook/Google +/Pinterest? Too bad, your friends and family won’t be able to access those either.
These days it seems as if you don’t have an online presence, then you don’t exist, and if you think logically about what I have just said that could be the case.
I have started keeping an offline record so that if it does all go ‘pear shaped’ my family can access my accounts get those moments back, I also make a point of printing many, many pictures and storing them so that they can be viewed by generations to come.
I am not saying that they are that good, but from a family history viewpoint to me and mine they are important in our life story, and perhaps the only physical memento of me for someone who cares to cling on to after I have gone.
So, have you considered what would happen to your pictures when you die?… Just sayin’