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Preparing for ‘digital death’

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What happens to our digital lives after we die?Our digital lives do not end when we die. Social media accounts, domain names, blogs, websites and Facebook business pages can become digital assets for our businesses. Most any agent could use my blog for prospecting and they could interact with the people who "like" my real estate business page. Business partners could continue to harvest leads from them or they could be sold to another business.We have personal social media accounts too that live on. My Twitter account is branded with my own name, as is my personal Facebook account, Flickr account and foursquare account.Buried in the "terms of use" that we agree to for most online accounts is information about what will happen to the account if we die. But most of us just click "agree" without reading the 20 pages of fine print.Flickr is my favorite social media space and I am very active on it. I was not pleased when I read that my account is not transfera...