What happens to Email and Social Networking Accounts After a Person Passes Away?

November 30th, 2009

What happens to a person’s facebook page after they pass away? Do loved ones have access to the deceased’s Gmail? This article answers such morbid, yet curious questions.

Gmail and Hotmail provides access to the next of kin, while Yahoo! does not provide access to anyone. Facebook allows users to turn a deceased user pages into a memorial page. All services require valid proof of death and proof of kinship.

After reading this article, I definitely need to include language in my will to ensure that my Blog is given the perpetual care it deserves.