As we spend more and more of our time online it is gradually becoming an integral part of our lives. We may keep treasured memories on photo sites or our deepest thoughts in blogs.
We may have important relationships with people we have only ever met on the web. Although it is not pleasant to contemplate, we should be thinking a little more about what happens to our online life after we die. In 2011, it was estimated that 408,000 U.S. Facebook users would pass away, and internationally that number was likely to be 1.78 million. This worked out to be about one person every three minutes (Entrustnet, 2011).