And no, no one wants to read your LiveJournal after you’re dead.
A healthy chunk of British people are leaving the passwords to their Facebook or e-mail accounts in their wills, so that their heirs can keep their digital memories alive after they die. A study found that 11 per cent of Britons had included such passwords or planned to include them in their last will and testament, with the University of London researchers suggesting this is just a natural progression from people leaving behind photographs or record collections in previous generations. And with more and more personal data and keepsakes ending up in the “cloud” online, from written documents to videos to music collections, they say we can expect so-called “digital inheritance” to become more commonplace. Just, umm, be judicious about what passwords you leave behind. Your future kids don’t need to know that you were a MySpace user.