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Offline Airthumbs

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Ghost data?

There must be a lot of it out there as more and more people start uploading pictures and larger amounts of information to the internet.

An old friend of mine recently passed away and it was very very odd still going on to his facebook page.  In fact I was the last person to leave him a comment when he was alive which feels strange too.  [:-'(]

Modern technology brings ghosts to life!


 

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It would be a daily occurrence that people who post on the internet die, leaving their mark on the world (wide web).

I find it strange when someone posts here to an old thread started or contributed to, by Dr Beaver.

.....'brings ghosts to life'..... might be an odd way to see it, but the www certainly gives almost anyone a chance to leave something for posterity, though for some kith & kin it could be a sad reminder of their loss.
 

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As long as nobody seems to know that term, I dare to invent one. My proposal is "(beloved ones') virtual heritage". "Heritage" can be changed by "legacy", since they are synonyms. Also virtual can be replaced by "cloud" or "cloudy" as these terms seems to be used now instead of "internet", but I think that "cloud/y" would be a more ambiguous expression.

The case with internet is that our beloved ones' heritage is not anymore in the form of letters, notebooks, photographs, recordings, etc. on physical material, from where we are the only ones who can read/watch/hear them. Most of the present and future thoughts of our beloved ones is and will be in the internet, so almost everyone in the world could access and read/watch/hear them.
« Last Edit: 08/12/2011 23:08:47 by Escorpiuser »
 

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Ooo! Oooo! Please sir?!?!?!

I think I've got the answer, Sir.......

Is it "ethernet" sir?

 

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... users who want to be sure content such as photos or email records are accessible to their legal heirs should work with their attorneys to plan for this as part of their estate planning process.
http://www.kgun9.com/features/consumerwatch/122889004.html
 

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Is it "ethernet" sir?
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No, kid, the right answer was... eternalnet.  ;D
 

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