Social Media Saturday - Social Media Will

Saturday, 12 February 2011


Image from Mid Coast Law

Wish I could take credit for the topic of this Saturday's post but I owe it to one of my Twitter followers, @Odin_. He posed an interesting question on Twitter:  Who has a social media will?

For those of us who spend way too much time online Tweeting, Facebooking, Blogging and YouTubing, I want to know what we're supposed to do if something happens to us. I apologize for being morbid but Odin raised an excellent concept. Should we all have social media wills?

If I died this evening on the way home from work, what will happen to my blog? What will happen to the blog I made giving special details about me and Kings? What happens to my Facebook content (dozens of pictures), 118 videos on YouTube and 12,000 Tweets?  Should social media content die along with the author or should we outline what we want to happen to it - in a will of sorts?

A quick Google of "social media will" doesn't turn up content about how to establish one. Perhaps this is something we should design ourselves.

Is a social media will necessary? Do you know what you want to happen to your contributions to social media if you are no longer around to monitor your content? 

2 comments

Teri's Blog said...

Wow, good question, now I have to think up an answer. Thanks to Odin.

Denae said...

Yes, I'm still thinking about this one. I think I'd want my FB pages taken down immediately so no sad commenting on my page. But my blogs... I still don't know.