The following definition of Digital Legacy has been extracted from the book * Digital Legacy Plan: A Guide to the Personal and Practical Elements of Your Digital Life …
A legacy is anything — material, emotional or digital — that leaves a lasting effect after we pass on.
Many think of this in terms of the material goods typically described in a last Will such as your house, your car, your jewelry, etc.
It's also familiar to think about the emotional legacy we leave in the people who survive us — children, friends, colleagues.
Your legacy is also reflected in your body of work, or the impact you have had on the world around you.
What will you be remembered for?
Digital Legacy is a modern extension of what we leave behind when we pass on.
🧩 Ease of business transition and succession;
🧩 Continuity of important or confidential client or corporate work;
🧩 Transfer of hard-earned social proof and follower trust;
🧩 Preservation of personal or professional reputation;
🧩 Protection of intellectual and creative property;
🧩 Strategy for online revenues or valued marketing and sales system.
🤔 You are empowered to determine for yourself your Digital Legacy;
🦜 Leave detailed instructions for the long-term care of your Pet/s;
🧬 Think of what you want to see in your Museum of Me; and
💡 Consider whether you want to leave behind something more meaningful than material goods such as an Ethical Will / Legacy Letter?
➲ Free curated list of related websites + resources see our Digital Legacy ➲ Smartlist.
➲ Digital Legacy Plan: A Guide to the Personal and Practical Elements of Your Digital Life before You Die by Angela Crocker and Vicki McLeod .
This FAQ was created by James D. Ford GAICD | Principal Solicitor, Blue Ocean Law Group℠.
This FAQ is intended for general interest + information only.
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