Digital Footprint

Post Death Tweets?

October 5, 2013

CNN's red alerts just shot across my Ipad sharing the breaking news  announcing the death of Tom Clancy at age 66.

The good news is that the alert temporarily interupted the diatribe of elected officials regarding the government's shut down.

 I am such a Tom Clancy fan so this is sad news. Who hasn't seen "Hunt For Red October" several times? or read "Patriot Games"?

Paper or Cloud?

June 28, 2013

Unless you live under a rock, you most likely have read the front page news about a 29 year old computer technician named Edward Snowden, a whistleblower of epic proportions. 

The hot topic? Cybersecurity, leaks, and intelligence secrets.  People watching people; people getting your data; people listening in on your conversations- whether you like it or not.

What a Tangled Web We Leave

March 8, 2013

Here is a predicament that I did not have to face when my Mom died in 2006.  She never had Facebook or Twitter.

And even if Mom was alive today, I doubt very much she would have Facebook or Twitter as she was not comfortable with computers, or even cell phones! 

So what exactly happens to someones Facebook account, or Twitter, or any other on-line social media networking tool that is so prevalent in our society when they die?

Ponder these questions:

Digital Footprint-OMG

November 9, 2012

Happily, my Mom was not in any way, shape, or form interested in or engaged in anything on the internet.  In fact, attempting to teach her to use a cell phone was futile. We tried. We even had the grandkids attempt to teach her. She had no interest in technology and actually frowned upon the growing scene of  the young and old with cell phones glued to their ears, speaking way too loudly, and ignoring others while walking out in front of cars oblivious to the dangers.