Prepping Digital Assets and Emru Townsend

February 7, 2010 · Posted in Coverage, Interview · Comment 

153725-Emru for Web_originalI was very happy to have been interviewed by journalist Amy Dempsey for the Canadian Press article “Prepping digital assets for the great off-line.” Even more gratifying was introducing Amy to Tamu Townsend, champion of bone marrow donation, who’s story of her brother Emru was featured in the piece. I met Tamu last year when I was organizing Twestival Montreal, but I had learned of  Emru’s struggle via Twitter many months before that. I’m grateful to Tamu for taking the time last summer to talk to me about Emru, his life and death, and her struggle to gain access to his online accounts. It’s a story I tell frequently when I speak about the many issues surrounding death and digital legacy.

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Pass the Slaw

February 2, 2010 · Posted in Coverage · Comment 

slawFellow social media professional, Connie Crosby, has just posted the interview that she did with me about Death and Digital Legacy for Slaw is a Canadian co-operative blog for practicing lawyers, legal librarians, legal academics and students.

The interview, taken from a telephone conversation last December, gives an overview of some of the discussion points around digital legacy.

If you are a lawyer or notary who deals with estate planning, wills or copyright, I’d love to speak with you about digital legacy. Please contact me at adele |at| deathanddigitallegacy |dot| com