Your digital data is everywhere, and it’s never going away. That might make you feel like a celebrity, knowing that the favorite moments from your personal history are just an Internet search away.
For other people, this always-on, always-there data can be a nightmare. When a loved one has passed away, online data can hit like a Mack truck with every birthday notification, prescheduled #tbt post or pregenerated video montage of your “best” online moments.
Digital reminders of the deceased can weigh as heavily on their loved ones as any tombstone in a cemetery. And in an age when robot dogs replace you pet, you can unlock your front door with your iPhone, and it’s considered smart to assign a beneficiary to your Facebook account, will online memorials eventually replace traditional memorials altogether?
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