What Happens to Your Social Media Profiles When You Die?

Written on:June 24, 2014
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One of life’s most perplexing existential questions gets a lot more complicated when you factor in social media.

While there’s no definitive answer to what happens to us when we die, Dan Shaffer at WebpageFX put together a visual guide to social media life after death. While Twitter will start deleting accounts after six months of inactivity, most other social networks won’t touch your profile unless specifically asked by a family member or an agent of law enforcement. Whether your account is deleted or deactivated, your data will be interred with your profile, and will typically only be unearthed if needed for a legal investigation. Read more…

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