Adam S. Brooks

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Deceased Online Users Live on Through Social Media

This article explores the needs of family to manage the online identity of deceased loved ones. It also provides resources for accessing accounts and removing profiles of deceased members.

I recently received a request from a colleague regarding a deceased team member. The spouse of the deceased was seeking ways to access accounts and remove inactive online profiles. The reality is that there is no one easy and all-inclusive way to resolve this. Often, online services and accounts are disconnected from one another and the spouse or estate representative will have to approach each site uniquely.

Below I have collected links to a few of the most popular / best of breed social media presences and links to a guiding document for resolving accounts of a deceased member.

Please note that a certificate of death or equivalent legal document is required in most cases.

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