October 19, 2009
We’re All Going To Die | Exploring Your Digital Legacy
Here’s my presentation from BarCamp Nashville. I entitled it We’re All Going To Die, Exploring Your Digital Legacy.
I want to take a moment to thank some people for the inspiration of this topic: Nora Young, Derek K. Miller, Renee Wathelet (RIP) and Adele McAlear. Thanks also to Gavin Richardson for recording the video.
This is how I described it on the BarCamp Nashville site:
Yes, that’s right folks. You heard it here first. It’s true. We’re all going to die. We don’t like talking and thinking about it, but it’s inevitable.
What happens to our content when we leave this place? Who will manage our blog posts, photos, videos, audio, tweets, etc.?
How will future generations find and access your digital estate?
It’s time to start giving this some thought kids. Death waits for nobody.
Hey, don’t let the topic get you down. We’re not dead yet, right?
Below you’ll find the video from my presentation and the slides. I hope it sparks some thought and conversation.
Here’s some feedback from Twitter during my presentation.
What are you doing to ensure your online content is preserved for the future?
UPDATE: RIP Derek K. Miller.